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Funding for Get Out & Get Active

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

Spirit of 2012, a charity set up with money from the Big Lottery Fund to carry forward the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has awarded £4.5 million to a UK wide consortium led by the English Federation of Disability Sport and including Scottish Disability Sport (SDS).

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Scottish Adults Most Active in UK

Last Updated: 1/8/2016

A report has shown that people in Scotland are more physically active than those in any other parts of the UK.

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Sustrans Pilot Award Scheme for Schools

Last Updated: 10/29/2015

Sustrans is piloting a new award scheme for secondary school pupils to help develop the confidence and skills to travel actively and independently by walking, scooting and cycling.

research review

Friendship Key To Securing Young Women’s Participation In Sport

Last Updated: 10/27/2015

Research by Street Games has found that friendship has a key role to play to drive sport participation in young women.

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Cycle-In Office

Last Updated: 9/8/2015

A new "cycle-friendly" office is opening in London.

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Designed to Move: Active Schools

Last Updated: 7/28/2015

In partnership with Nike, the British Heart Foundation National Centre (BHFNC) has contributed to the development of 'Designed to move: Active Schools'.

events

Walking Football Festival 2015

Last Updated: 6/19/2015

The Spartans Community Football Academy held the first ever Walking Football Festival in Edinburgh on 7 June 2015.

survey data

UK Adults Unaware of Physical Activity Guidelines

Last Updated: 6/19/2015

Study finds two-thirds of working-age English adults don’t know the UK recommended weekly physical activity guidelines.

research

Active Cities Boost Economies

Last Updated: 6/15/2015

Cities that actively promote physical activities enjoy an economic advantage, research has suggested.

research

Switching to Active Travel Reduces BMI

Last Updated: 6/15/2015

Research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has concluded that switching from car use to active travel reduces Body Mass Index (BMI).

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£1.9m confirmed for Climate Action Projects

Last Updated: 4/17/2015

On 2 April 2015, Aileen McLeod MSP announced community groups taking action against the damaging impacts of climate change are to benefit from £1.9 million from the Climate Challenge Fund.

events

The Big Pedal 2015

Last Updated: 4/17/2015

In March 2015, the Big Pedal took place in schools across the country.

research

Inactive children 'become middle-aged couch potatoes'

Last Updated: 3/20/2015

More inactive children evidence building on that of the British Cohort Study

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Join the 5x50 Challenge

Last Updated: 2/26/2015

Now in its 4th year, the 5X50 Challenge, a charity born in Scotland, is kicking off its health & fitness campaign on Sunday 29th of March 2015.

training

BHFNC Training Courses Survey

Last Updated: 2/20/2015

The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC) are currently reviewing their 'physical activity in children and young people' training courses. To ensure these courses are meeting the needs of practitioners, the BHFNC would like to hear your thoughts.

news and communications

Help Find Our Lost Playing Fields

Last Updated: 2/20/2015

The Carnegie UK Trust and Fields in Trust recently launched their new #FieldFinders campaign to find the UK’s lost playing fields in the hopes that you will be able to help.

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'This Girl Can' Campaign

Last Updated: 1/22/2015

‘This Girl Can’ is a campaign led by Sport England in partnership with English organisations to reduce gender inequalities in sport participation.

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British Heart Foundation – Join the ‘Alliance’

Last Updated: 12/10/2014

conference proceedings

BHFNC annual conference 2014

Last Updated: 12/3/2014

Presentation slides now available from the BHFNC 2014 conference, 'Creative Partnerships: Promoting physical activity by stealth'.

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Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes Position Statement

Last Updated: 1/13/2011

The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association have released the joint position statement ‘Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes’.

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