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What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?

What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:36

Promoting the health and wellbeing of pupils and students within schools and colleges has the potential to improve both educational and health and wellbeing outcomes.

Tags: Public Health England, Schools, colleges, physical activity, school Sport

New Physical Activity Guidelines Released

New Physical Activity Guidelines Released

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:54

Guidance to help health professionals, policymakers and others working to promote physical activity, sport and exercise for health benefits.

Tags: CMO Guidance, Physical Activity, Physical Activity Guidelines

Majority of UK’s over-65s are not active enough

Majority of UK’s over-65s are not active enough

Posted: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 11:53

Research announced today, on International Day of Older Persons (Tuesday 1 October), has revealed that more than three quarters of over-65s do not hit the recommended exercise targets. This is despite the warnings that sedentary behaviour is linked to... Read More »

Tags: Age Is Just A Number, Everyone Active, International's Day of Older Persons, Physical Activity

#JoinMe Campaign encourages Dorset to move more

#JoinMe Campaign encourages Dorset to move more

Posted: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:12

Most people know they should do some physical activity but may not know where to start and feel daunted by the thought of joining a gym, taking up a new sport alone or taking on a big physical challenge. The campaign will focus on making small changes... Read More »

Tags: #JoinMe, Behaviour Change, LiveWell Dorset, Physical Activity, Public Health Dorset

Tri Summer aims to get people active with swim, bike and run

Tri Summer aims to get people active with swim, bike and run

Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 09:58

British Triathlon are giving people the chance to get active this summer through swim, bike and run by signing up for one of three Tri Summer challenges.

Tags: British Triathlon, Cycling, Physical Activity, Running, Swimming, Tri Summer, Tri Summer challenges

Change4Life and Disney launch new 10 Minute Shake Up activities to get primary school pupils more active every day

Change4Life and Disney launch new 10 Minute Shake Up activities to get primary school pupils more active every day

Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 15:25

Teachers can make a difference to pupils' wellbeing by implementing fun physical activity across the school day.

Tags: Change4Life, Disney UK, Physical Activity, Public Health England, Pupils' wellbeing, School Sport

Cycling as a family positively impacts children's mental wellbeing

Cycling as a family positively impacts children's mental wellbeing

Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 09:35

Bikeability launches 'Our Bikes Our Adventure' to get families cycling together this summer.

Tags: Bikeability, Children's Mental Wellbeing, Cycling, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity

Dorset Mind & Active Dorset are using the power of physical activity to improve mental health

Dorset Mind & Active Dorset are using the power of physical activity to improve mental health

Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 14:24

Dorset Mind, the local mental health charity, has been awarded funding by Sport England and the National Lottery to help people to try new activities to help improve their physical and mental health.

Tags: Active Dorset, Dorset Mind, Get Set to Go, Mental Health, Mind Charity, National Lottery Funding, Physical & Mental Health, Physical Activity, Sport England

Active Dorset 's PE, Health and Well-Being Conference - 'Actively Achieving the 3 I's'

Active Dorset 's PE, Health and Well-Being Conference - 'Actively Achieving the 3 I's'

Posted: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 12:00

This year our annual PE, Health and Well-Being conference is focusing on the how schools can learn from the national Active Lives: Children and Young People Survey.

Tags: Active Dorset, Health and Wellbeing conference, PE, PE & School Sport, School Sport, physical activity

Gary Head begins 'Miles for Minds' Challenge

Gary Head begins 'Miles for Minds' Challenge

Posted: Mon, 13 May 2019 09:34

As many of us are looking forward to a summer of BBQs and beer gardens, Active Dorset's Operations Manager Gary Head is shaping up for the physical challenge of a lifetime!

Tags: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Mental Health, Miles for Minds, Mind Charity, Physical Activity