Physical activity

Physical activity should be encouraged across the population, with the latest evidence showing there is a clear link between physical activity and chronic disease. The new guidelines offer more flexibility for achieving the recommended levels of physical activity.

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Success of Olympic Games offers opportunity to create lasting health legacy

Fred Turok, Chair of the Public Health Responsibility Deal physical activity network, and Chair of the Fitness Industry Association reflects on the success of the Games and why this now … Read more → – Success of Olympic Games offers opportunity to create lasting health legacy

Responsibility Deal partners publish first annual updates

The first annual updates from Public Health Responsibility Deal partners, who signed up at the launch of the Deal in March last year, have been published. These updates provide the first … Read more → – Responsibility Deal partners publish first annual updates

Games4Life aims to get the nation active this summer

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The latest campaign from Change4Life, Games4Life, aims to inspire the nation to get active during this year’s summer of sport. With more than 1,200 hours of sport on TV over … Read more → – Games4Life aims to get the nation active this summer

Macmillan and the Ramblers pledge to get people walking

Macmillan Cancer Support and the Ramblers have announced a new joint Responsibility Deal pledge that should see a significant increase in the numbers of people who are active through the … Read more → – Macmillan and the Ramblers pledge to get people walking

Responsibility Deal network chair blogs about physical inactivity: the silent killer in our workplace

Fred Turok, Chair of the Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal physical activity network, and Chair of the Fitness Industry Association, has today challenged all businesses to do more to encourage … Read more → – Responsibility Deal network chair blogs about physical inactivity: the silent killer in our workplace

£4 million for technological solutions to tackle healthcare problems

The Department of Health has opened two new competitions with up to £2 million of funding each to develop technological and innovative solutions to tackle two major health challenges. The … Read more → – £4 million for technological solutions to tackle healthcare problems

Let’s Get Moving resources help promote physical activity

The Department is publishing updated Let’s Get Moving resources, which have been revised to bring them into line with current practice and the latest guidelines for physical activity  The revised … Read more → – Let’s Get Moving resources help promote physical activity