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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Physical activity data published

Data on physical activity levels commissioned by the Department of Health has been published on the National Obesity Observatory website. The data, collected by the Active People Survey which is commissioned … Read more → – Physical activity data published

Change4life partners with LazyTown to reach under-fives

cartoon characters from Lazytown

Change4Life is teaming up with the popular children’s TV show, LazyTown, and its superhero Sportacus, to encourage two to five year olds to be more active and eat healthier food … Read more → – Change4life partners with LazyTown to reach under-fives

Join a Walk4Life event near you

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Change4Life is launching a new campaign encouraging adults to get active, starting with ITV’s Walk4Life Day on Sunday 25 September. Walking is a free, fun and flexible way to get … Read more → – Join a Walk4Life event near you

A rapid review of the National Child Measurement Programme

In spring 2011, we commissioned the Thomas Coram Research Unit to undertake an independent review of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). Its aim was to take stock of progress … Read more → – A rapid review of the National Child Measurement Programme

Get kids active this summer

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The Really Big Summer Adventure is the latest campaign from Change4Life. The aim is to inspire children and families to keep active and eat healthily over the summer holidays with … Read more → – Get kids active this summer

New physical activity guidelines

New physical activity guidelines have been published by the four UK Chief Medical Officers, covering early years; children and young people; adults; and older adults. This is the first time … Read more → – New physical activity guidelines