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WHO Global Action Plan on Physical Activity and Health 2018-2030

Last Updated: 7/13/2018

Launched in June 2018 the WHO Global Action Plan on Physical Activity and Health 2018-2030 is aimed at cutting Global Physical Inactivity by 30% by 2030

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Power Inequality

Last Updated: 8/17/2017

A short web-based animation on Power as a health and social justice issue has been developed through a collaboration between Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) and NHS Health Scotland. This builds on Health Scotland’s work on the theory and evidence relating to power as a fundamental cause of health inequalities and GCPH’s work on community engagement and empowerment. We hope that this animation is useful to people working in the public and third sectors to increase understanding of the importance of power in shaping social and health inequalities and encourage them to consider how they can help support communities to have more power. This is particularly timely as plans to implement the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act are developing. The animation is a tool that can help stimulate further discussion about the opportunities that the Act brings to share power more equally in communities across Scotland. This resource is freely available online and can be accessed through the link below.

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Transport Statistics, Great Britain 2016

Last Updated: 1/10/2017

The Department of Transport has released the latest statistics on travel habits in the UK revealing that 22% of all trips in the UK were made by walking in 2015. However, walking and cycling trips have declined since 1995/97. Main findings: •The average distance a person walked in 2015 was 185 miles – equivalent of the distance from London to Manchester. •44% of children aged 5-10 years and 37% of children aged 11-16 years walk to school. •15% of adults in England cycled at least once a month. The full survey can be accessed from the link below:

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Interactive body map: physical inactivity and the risk to your health

Last Updated: 1/10/2017

A new interactive body map brings together scientific evidence on the links between a lack of physical activity and risk of disease. The map allows users to click on coloured dots around the human body to reveal the risk posed by inactivity. For example, clicking on the lungs reveals that there is a 35% higher risk of getting lung cancer if you are physically inactive. You can also filter by disease or condition type. The full interactive map can be downloaded below:

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Launch of Ramblers Scotland's Pathwatch project

Last Updated: 10/25/2016

The Pathwatch app gives Scottish walkers – and others enjoying our outdoors – the opportunity for the first time to share their experiences with Ramblers Scotland through an interactive app on their mobile phone.

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New 'Get Set to Go' website launched

Last Updated: 4/15/2016

Mind, a Mental Health Charity in England and Wales,has launched a new motivational website to help women with mental health problems choose a sport which is suitable to them enabling them to take the first step and get active to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

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Place Standard Tool Feedback

Last Updated: 8/26/2015

The Scottish Government has been working with partners NHS Health Scotland and Architecture and Design Scotland to develop a Place Standard Assessment tool.

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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'.

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