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A Healthier Future: Framework for the Prevention, Early Detection and Early Intervention of Type 2 Diabetes

Last Updated: 7/19/2018

Scottish Government have published 'A Healthier Future: Framework for the Prevention, Early Detection and Early Intervention of Type 2 Diabetes'. This framework details action for the prevention, early detection and early intervention of type 2 diabetes.

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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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Public Health Priorities for Scotland

Last Updated: 6/21/2018

The Scottish Government and COSLA have published the Public Health Priorities for Scotland, headlining six priorities.

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Scotland’s Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport

Last Updated: 2/12/2018

Physical activity through sport or recreation has been proven to have a positive impact on physical and mental health and wellbeing. Supported by funds from Comic Relief, SAMH embarked on a project to understand why people experiencing a mental health problem can find it difficult to participate in physical activity. This was particularly important as there is much evidence to suggest there is a link between regular physical activity and improved mental health. Work on the Charter was launched by SAMH Ambassador, Sir Chris Hoy, in 2016 and was developed through the People Active for Change & Equality (PACE) project with representatives from: NHS Health Scotland Sportscotland SPORTA Scottish Student Sport North Lanarkshire Leisure KA Leisure Glasgow Sport The result is Scotland’s Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport which sets out how sport and recreation organisations can adopt positive mental health practice to ensure everyone can engage, participate and achieve in physical activity and sport. Read the charter below:

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Sport protects mental health of children who experience trauma

Last Updated: 2/12/2018

Taking part in sport protects children who are abused or neglected from developing mental health problems in later life, according to a major public health study. People who had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) but regularly played sports as children were less likely to have a mental illness as an adult, the study found. People who had traumatic childhoods were also more likely to be mentally healthy if they took part in sport as adults. The study confirmed a strong link between ACEs, which include sexual and physical abuse, parental separation and living with domestic violence, and mental illness as an adult. It said people who had four or more ACEs were four times more likely to be receiving treatment for current mental illnesses and 10 times more likely to have self-harmed or felt suicidal than those who had experienced none. Read more below:

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Children's activity across the globe

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

Report cards on the physical activity of children and youth across the world have been released revealing how countries compare in getting their youth active. Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance was responsible for organising the cards which graded countries on nine common indicators, overall physical activity, organised sport participation, active play, active transportation, sedentary behavior, family and peers, school community and the built environment and government strategies and investment. The cards reflect standardised grading across countries ranging from A= excellent to F = failing. In the UK, the grades given for overall physical activity are: England D Scotland F Wales D There is no data available for Northern Ireland.

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World Walking

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

World Walking celebrated its third birthday in October 2016. Developed simply to motivate people to walk more, World Walking now has over 15,000 active users of all ages in over 50 countries around the world. This free and easy online system can be used by individuals and groups, anytime, anywhere. and can be used in conjunction with Fitbit and Jawbone activity trackers as well as the Apple Health Kit. Getting started is simple. Just join the website, or download the app on your smartphone, choose your virtual walk... and go!

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National NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Last Updated: 7/19/2016

Thousands of people in England at high risk of type 2 diabetes in ten areas will soon start to benefit from the first National NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.

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UK Faculty For Public Health call on transportation

Last Updated: 7/19/2016

The Faculty of Public Health has called for a major shift away from cars in favour of walking, cycling and public transport.

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New Scheme Uses Exercise to Improve Wellbeing

Last Updated: 3/30/2016

People with mental health problems will be encouraged to become more physically active following a near £1 million investment from the Scottish Government.

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A new strategy to improve the nation’s health

Last Updated: 2/15/2016

A new public health strategy will be drawn up to help to focus efforts to make Scotland a healthier place.

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Velocity - Women's Cycle to Health Scheme

Last Updated: 10/21/2015

An initiative helping women to improve their mental health through cycling has involved 20 participants since its launch in August this year.

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Creating a Healthier Scotland

Last Updated: 9/15/2015

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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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British Heart Foundation – Join the ‘Alliance’

Last Updated: 12/10/2014

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Eat Better Feel Better

Last Updated: 10/17/2014

The Scottish Government’s Eat Better Feel Better campaign is due to launch in January 2015 to inspire and support parents and families to make healthy changes to how they shop, cook and eat, with the aim of improving their health.

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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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