New research challenges current evidence base of exercise as medicine and calls for ‘real world’ practices to underpin clinical practice
13 February 2015
A new academic paper by leading minds in exercise science, "Death by Effectiveness: Exercise as Medicine Caught in the Efficacy Trap!", published today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, calls into question the methods we currently use to judge whether exercise is an effective prescription for clinical medicine and public health.
02 February 2015
ukactive has today announced that its long standing CEO, David Stalker, is to step down from his full time executive post over the coming months, after seven successful years at the helm.
British Military Fitness is first outdoor operator to be awarded ukactive Outdoor Code of Practice certification
20 January 2015
British Military Fitness is the first outdoor operator to be awarded the ukactive Outdoor Code of Practice certification, it was announced today. Implemented last year as a part of ukactive's commitment to raising standards for outdoor fitness providers, the Code of Practice offers consumers a seal of approval that ensures that they are exercising in a safe, secure environment, with responsible instructors who have effective outdoor-relevant risk safeguards in place.
15 January 2015
ukactive CEO David Stalker says
"This study cuts to the heart of the work that ukactive have been doing for years to underpin the fight against inactivity with a firm evidence base. It's a welcome piece of work on the European population, but if we look closer to home, a report we released recently Steps to Solving Inactivity showed that UK's inactivity rates are among the very worst in Europe, with around 30% of adults classed as inactive.
19 December 2014
In 2013 the Government announced significant reforms to the way apprenticeships are to be designed and implemented in England. New standard based apprenticeships will replace existing frameworks in 2015 as part of the Government's employer driven Trailblazer strategy.
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