21 Sep 2017Physical activity outside of school vital for child health

Physical activity outside of school is vital for child health and could play a major role in helping children meet government recommendations, according to research from the University of Bristol.

05 Sep 2017English GPs 'unaware' of physical activity recommendations

A vast majority of doctors in England are “unfamiliar” with the recommended levels of physical activity – resulting in up to 72 per cent of GPs never discussing the benefits of prescribed exercise with patients.

31 Aug 2017Classroom exercise could help combat childhood inactivity, study finds

Exercise videos in school classrooms could be a cost-effective solution to help introduce more physical activity into schools, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) study has concluded.

18 Aug 2017Next stage of world-leading childhood obesity plan announced

Public Health England (PHE) announces plans to consider the evidence, set guidelines and closely monitor progress on calorie reduction.

17 Aug 2017Olympic legacy: Did £1bn after 2012 get any more people doing sport?

Five years ago this month, the London Olympic Games - seen as a great success for Britain - came to a close. At the time, the country was promised that the end of the Games would not mean the end of the success story, that there would be a lasting legacy for sport participation.