exercise

Cycling and walking ‘on prescription’ in the West Midlands

26/08/2020

Healthcare professionals are piloting a scheme in the West Midlands which will ‘prescribe’ outdoor activities for some people with poor mental health.

New figures reveal exercise inequalities

06/12/2019

Children from less affluent families are less likely to participate in physical activity than their wealthier peers.

Social prescribing does not achieve ‘meaningful’ health outcomes, study says

19/11/2019

Council chiefs have defended social prescribing after researchers argue the practice does not ‘achieve meaningful levels’ of health and well-being changes.

Children do less exercise as they get older, research reveals

14/11/2019

Primary school children do less exercise as they get older, according to new research.

Sturgeon announces £27m to promote walking and cycling

16/10/2019

More than 200 ‘active travel’ projects across Scotland are set to receive a multi-million pound investment, Scotland’s first minister has announced.

Council chiefs back campaign promoting physical activity

29/08/2019

Local authority leaders are backing a campaign to help the 15 million people who live with long-term health conditions in England do more physical activity.

Council rolls scooters out in bid to tackle pollution

13/02/2019

Children in Leeds will soon be travelling to school on scooters instead of in cars as part of the council’s push to clean up the city’s air.

Keeping elderly active could save care sector billions, report says

30/10/2017

Pharmacists and meals on wheels staff could help tackle the UK’s ageing crisis by encouraging elderly people to take exercise, according to campaigners.

Councils ‘urgently’ need solutions to tackle ‘inactivity epidemic’, charity says

25/08/2017

Local Authorities urgently need to put in place solutions to tackle the ‘physical inactivity epidemic’, walking and cycling charity says.

Green prescriptions ‘miracle cure’ for obesity, say councils

06/09/2016

Doctors prescribing exercise outdoors would help tackle obesity, council chiefs say.

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