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Give activity the green light by investing in parks, says ukactive Chair Tanni Grey-Thompson

Give activity the green light by investing in parks, says ukactive Chair Tanni Grey-Thompson

20 September 2016

In response to today’s new research in the journal Preventative Medicine, which estimates outdoor exercise delivers £2.2bn of health benefits to adults in England each year, ukactive has called for continued investment in parks to tackle the nation’s inactivity crisis.

Tanni Grey-Thompson, Chair of ukactive, said: “Whatever the weather, our parks play an integral part of our lives - places where we relax, play, and exercise, so it’s vital that we invest in them.

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The graveyard shift: Our offices are killing us, now is the time to fight back

The graveyard shift: Our offices are killing us, now is the time to fight back

16 September 2016

Forgive me for sounding alarmist, but if you’re reading this at your desk then there could be deadly consequences. Not from this modest article of course, but from the toxic toll that sedentary office culture is taking on our health.

Where once it was Victorian workhouses, unsafe mine shafts and asbestos insulations that were the scourges of our workforce, today it is the humble office. A more anodyne threat, you might say, but inactive workplaces are far more deadly than any of our former foes.

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Why an active future is our only option - Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Why an active future is our only option - Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

14 September 2016

Wednesday 7th September will be an important day for me for two reasons. Firstly, it is the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympics in Rio. London 2012 transformed so many people’s perception of disability sport, and made household names of David Weir and Ellie Simmonds amongst many others. And although I will be attending the Rio Games as a commentator, as opposed to a competitor, my pride and excitement at being associated with that wonderful event will be undiminished.

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National Fitness Day 2016 hits new heights

National Fitness Day 2016 hits new heights

13 September 2016

Biggest ever National Fitness Day sees thousands engage in free activity sessions

National Fitness Day 2016 saw more people get moving than ever before as over 18,000 events took part across the UK to make 7 September the most active day of the year.

The sixth annual event, organised by not-for-profit health body ukactive and sponsored by leading health and fitness retailer Argos, saw more than 6,000 venues across the UK hold multiple activity events throughout the day.

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Future of Fitness will see tech transform our workouts

Future of Fitness will see tech transform our workouts

07 September 2016

A boom in wearable technology and Netflix-style workout services will transform gyms over the next 10 years and bring virtual fitness into our living rooms, according to new research commissioned by not-for-profit health body ukactive and leading health and fitness retailer Argos as part of National Fitness Day 2016 (7th September).

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