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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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Scottish LGBT Sports Charter

Last Updated: 5/29/2015

On 6 May 2015, at Hampden Park, the home of Scottish football, the Equality Network launched their Scottish LGBT Sports Charter.

information for the public

Walkonomics - New Walkability App Launched

Last Updated: 5/28/2015

Visitors and house hunters can get a feel for what streets in Scotland’s largest city are really like before they arrive, thanks to a new app for Android and iPhone.

events

Pedal for Scotland Challenge 2015

Last Updated: 5/28/2015

Now in its 17th year, Scotland's biggest and best bike event offers three rides for people of all ages and abilities.

research

Physical Activity Associated with Mortality

Last Updated: 5/19/2015

Increases in physical activity is as important as smoking cessation for reduction in total mortality in elderly men according to the Oslo II study.

information for the public

MyParkScotland Website Launch

Last Updated: 5/19/2015

Finding a local park is about to get easier thanks to MyParkScotland.

funding

Smarter Choices, Smarter Places 2015/16

Last Updated: 5/19/2015

The 2015/16 Smarter Choices, Smarter Places funding has now been allocated.

news and communications

Dementia Friendly Walking Community

Last Updated: 4/17/2015

Paths for All, the nationwide champion of walking for all in Scotland, has been awarded a funding boost of £300,000 to develop a dementia friendly walking community.

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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.

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Work begins on Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre

Last Updated: 4/17/2015

The Minister for Sport, Jamie Hepburn MSP, has performed the ground breaking ceremony for Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus.

events

The Big Pedal 2015

Last Updated: 4/17/2015

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

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Young People's Sport Panel

Last Updated: 4/8/2015

An exciting opportunity for young people to shape the future of sport in Scotland!

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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Scotland's path network extension plan unveiled

Last Updated: 3/19/2015

Scotland's walking and cycling paths are to be extended by 500 miles over the next five years in a bid to get people more active.

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Commemorative Cycle Stands Launched

Last Updated: 3/19/2015

Securing Scotland’s Commonwealth Games Legacy with Cycle Stand launches in Aberdeenshire and Stirlingshire.

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Potential Funding Support for Scottish Students

Last Updated: 3/19/2015

Sporting students at colleges and universities in Scotland can apply before 31 March for financial support.

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Canadian 'freezeway' could let residents skate to work

Last Updated: 3/17/2015

Edmonton, Alberta is no stranger to the cold with an average temperature of -12C (9.5F) in the heart of winter and now the city considering flooding an 11km route for residents to commute through the city on skates.

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Maternal and Early Years Network - Call for Conference Abstracts - now open!

Last Updated: 3/2/2015

The Maternal and Early Years Network is delighted to invite submissions of work to enhance this year’s conference programme. They are seeking creative, innovative and challenging practice examples to be presented as parallel sessions or as marketplace stands.

training

Football Fans in Training to Tackle Obesity

Last Updated: 2/27/2015

On 13 February 2015 findings from an evaluation of the effectiveness of a programme to help football fans lose weight, feel better and live a healthier lifestyle, were published.

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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.

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