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Educational organisation The Power of Touch (TPOT) has launched a free digital programme aimed at deepening understanding and awareness for spa and wellness professionals around ... More
Children under the age of 12 should no longer head the ball during training sessions, according to The Football Association (FA). The recommendation was made ... More
West Craven Sports Centre in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, has introduced dementia-friendly swimming sessions. The joint initiative, between Pendle Leisure Trust and Dementia Positive Pendle, aims to ... More
The Sport for Development Coalition (SFDC) has appointed former MP Andy Reed as its new chair. Reed, who has previously chaired the Sports and Recreation ... More
Swim England has called on the government and healthcare professionals to "maximise the benefits" of swimming, after a report suggests that the activity saves the ... More
Regular weekly exercise sessions could delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer's disease. Research by The University of Texas Southwestern shows that ... More
EMD UK
EMD UK
Pozzoni Architecture has added a 60-person fitness suite and converted the original fitness suite into a ‘state-of-the-art’ multipurpose studio at Formby Pool in Sefton. The ... More
A legacy campaign looks to utilise the forthcoming 2019 UCI Road World Championships and attract more people to take up cycling. The Own the Ride ... More
A new initiative has been launched to encourage more GP practices in the UK take measures to increase activity and reduce sedentary behaviour among their ... More
An alliance of walking and cycling organisations has called on the government to make a serious commitment to improving the UK's "active travel" infrastructure. In ... More
Regular exercise, a balanced diet, quitting smoking and cutting down on alcohol are the best ways to prevent dementia – even if the illness runs ... More
People see swimming as lacking relevance to their lives, and lacking visibility in comparison to other sports. These are barriers that the sport is working ... More
Focus Training
Focus Training
Every £1 invested in sport in Wales creates a return of £2.88, according to a report by the Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC) at Sheffield ... More
HIIT more effective way to lose weight than moderate exercise, HITIO Gym enters UK fitness market, Lanserhof medical gym set to open in London, dementia-friendly ... More
Sport England has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Society to produce a dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide. The guide, funded by National Lottery money, aims ... More
NHS Wales benefitted from an estimated cost saving of £295.17m during 2016-17, thanks to physical activity and sport lowering the need for people seeking medical ... More
Exercise alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults, according to research by the University of Maryland School of Public Health (UMD). ... More
Table Tennis Scotland and Age Scotland have launched a joint initiative aimed at encouraging older generations to become more physically active by taking part in ... More
STA
STA
Leisure operator GLL has revealed plans to make its 14,000-strong workforce "dementia-aware" in order to make its 350 public facilities more accessible for those living ... More
Experts have urged governments and industry to increase opportunities for play and fun physical activities throughout life – especially in older years – in order ... More
Health secretary Matt Hancock has revealed a new preventative vision for the NHS, which includes a call for people to "take more responsibility for their ... More
Ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson has made a passionate call for the government to finally recognise the importance of physical activity and to include it at ... More
Alex Smith, founder of Cares Family and a fellow at the Obama Foundation, will give a keynote speech on loneliness at the ukactive National Summit ... More
Sport England has partnered with a group of health charities from The Richmond Group to create a series of projects that could improve the health ... More
Physical exercise and keeping fit can protect against the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study by the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology (CHP) at ... More
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Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University