Tag Archives: exercise

UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines

By Department for Health & Social Care (2019)

These guidelines are for health professionals, policy-makers and others working to promote physical activity, sport and exercise for health benefits. They emphasise the importance of building strength and balance for adults, and include recommendations for pregnant women, new mothers and people with disabilities.

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Get a move on: Steps to increase physical activity levels in the UK

By BMA (2019)

This briefing examines the wide range of benefits of physical activity, the current low levels of physical activity in the UK and the significant inequalities that exist in levels of physical activity within the population. Policy recommendations across four core parts of people’s lives – travel, leisure, school and work – set out the steps government and policy-makers should take to increase physical activity levels across the UK.

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Going the Distance: Exercise professionals in the wider public health workforce

By Royal Society for Public Health (2018)

This report, written with ukactive, explores how fitness professionals can play an enhanced role in supporting the public’s health. It calls for GP drop-in and smoking cessation services inside gyms and leisure centres to help ease pressure on local health facilities and improve access to health improvement services.

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