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£15 million annual fund to encourage activity in the community

Have you got a great idea for creating or improving facilities which get people active in your community? You need to know about this fantastic fund from Sport England. What is the fund for? The Community Asset Fund was launched in January 2017 and will run for five years. It has a value of £15…

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Go veggie to lose weight and burn fat!

It is known that a vegetarian diet is better for the planet but a study has shown it can also be good for your personal health. Vegetarian diet twice as effective for weight loss A vegetarian diet is twice as effective as a carnivorous one when it comes to losing weight according to researchers. Vegetarians…

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‘Activity inequality’ key factor in obesity levels

activity inequality

How active are we in the UK? About average according to a recent study of data from around the world. The study by US scientists ran for 65 days and aimed to find out how active we really are. In total 68 million days’ worth of minute by minute data was collected from over 700,000…

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Inclusive play is good for all children

inclusive play

Children enjoy playing with each other on playgrounds but too often those with disabilities must sit on the sidelines due to a lack of suitable equipment. We believe that all children should have access to active play regardless of their needs or abilities. When playgrounds are inclusive there are obvious benefits for disabled children. However,…

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Exercise benefits both the mind and the body

exercise benefits mental health

We all know that exercise is good for the body but that is not the only benefit. Physical activity is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a positive impact on depression, anxiety and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better and…

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Sleep study shows children are more alert later in the day

children alert later

A recent study has shown that school children are more alert and have quicker reaction times in the afternoon. These findings go against previous thinking which believed that children are more open to learning earlier in the day. Many schools plan lessons around children being more focused in the morning with maths and literary lessons being taught…

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