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New Food and Activity Triangle 'infographic' from Belgium

Last Updated: 11/9/2018

'New nutrition and physical activity guides have just been published by the Flemish Institute for Healthy Living. Designed to make every citizen aware of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and to motivate them to make healthy choices, the models are based on a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness of existing models, the behaviour of citizens, as well as nutrition, physical activity, and communication science. '

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Moving Medicine

Last Updated: 11/9/2018

At ISPAH2018 the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine launched Moving Medicine, a free online evidenced-based resource supporting health professionals to raise the issue of Physical Activity with patients.

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WHO's ACTIVE: a toolkit for countries to increase physical activity and reduce noncommunicable diseases

Last Updated: 11/9/2018

At Ispah2018 the World Health Organisation launched their policy toolkit ACTIVE for countries to increase physical activity and reduce non-communicable diseases.

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WHO Global Action Plan on Physical Activity and Health 2018-2030

Last Updated: 7/13/2018

Launched in June 2018 the WHO Global Action Plan on Physical Activity and Health 2018-2030 is aimed at cutting Global Physical Inactivity by 30% by 2030

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Planning Cities to boost Physical Activity

Last Updated: 1/9/2018

A new publication - Towards More Physical Activity in Cities - from the World Health Organization/Europe is offering guiding principles to help countries transform urban settings and public spaces to promote physically active lifestyles. It explores options and strategies to boost physical activity in cities and advocates urban planning as a means to prevent physical inactivity. The report discusses options for improving the physical infrastructure and spaces in cities and towns to transform the quality of public spaces and encourage more physical activity. The report offers an analysis of existing initiatives designed to boost physical activity in cities, aiming to move such initiatives forward. It also focuses on recent case studies of urban planning to promote physical activity. It specifically explores examples from parts of Europe that have been less studied, and aims to demonstrate how common principles and concepts in urban planning can be used to encourage greater levels of physical activity.

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Power Inequality

Last Updated: 8/17/2017

A short web-based animation on Power as a health and social justice issue has been developed through a collaboration between Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) and NHS Health Scotland. This builds on Health Scotland’s work on the theory and evidence relating to power as a fundamental cause of health inequalities and GCPH’s work on community engagement and empowerment. We hope that this animation is useful to people working in the public and third sectors to increase understanding of the importance of power in shaping social and health inequalities and encourage them to consider how they can help support communities to have more power. This is particularly timely as plans to implement the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act are developing. The animation is a tool that can help stimulate further discussion about the opportunities that the Act brings to share power more equally in communities across Scotland. This resource is freely available online and can be accessed through the link below.

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New app to improve engagement on place and health

Last Updated: 7/18/2017

An app for the Place Standard has been developed for the first time. It is now available to download for free for Android or Apple smartphones or tablets.  The places and spaces where we live and work have an impact on our health. The people who live in a community are best placed to design them in a way that will ensure they promote good health and reduce health inequalities. That is why, with the Scottish Government and Architecture and Design, we developed the Place Standard Tool. It helps to structure the conversations between planners and communities necessary to design healthy spaces and places.  John Howie, Organisational Lead for Place at NHS Health Scotland said:  “This is an important milestone in the development of the Place Standard tool.  "The app will increase the accessibility and reach of the tool across many user groups. We particularly hope it will increase use among young people, several of whom have contributed to its development.  The app will help facilitate conversations that will bring together younger and older generations, allowing them to compare viewpoints about the places they are in, creating the sorts of spaces that everyone can enjoy”.  This is the first release of the app for public download. It has been designed to integrate with the online tool, which means users will be able to use the online tool or the app and the results from both can be collated or analysed together

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MyParkScotland Crowfund Resource Kit

Last Updated: 6/27/2017

Funded by Awards for All, the Resource Kit introduces and explains the concept of crowdfunding and helps groups plan, run and deliver their crowdfunding campaigns. Included within the Resource Kit is the Crowdfunding Campaign Planning Worksheet - this editable document is designed to help groups think about elements of their crowdfunding campaign including growing your crowd, getting the message right, how to get that message across and what to do when the campaign is complete. The resource kit is designed to help groups plan their campaign before pressing go and working through the Kit will increase the likelihood of the campaign being successful.

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Active in Retirement and Choosing to be Active Videos

Last Updated: 5/22/2017

NHS Tayside have produced two short films which can be integrated as part of new staff induction and retirement. These videos raise awareness of Physical Activity messages and can be accessed from the links below:

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Cycling Scotland Report shows long term increase in cycling

Last Updated: 2/15/2017

The Annual Cycling Monitoring Report, published on 3 February 2017 by Cycling Scotland, shows a long term increase in cycling.. The Report looks at the national and local picture including cycling to school, cycling to work and the frequency of cycling within wards in each authority area. Headline trends show a steady increase in those stating that a bike is their main mode of transport. This has increased from 0.8% in the period 2004 – 2007 to 1.2% in the period 2012 – 2015. Similarly, cycling to work remains popular, with 5.9% of people stating that they cycle at least regularly. In 15 of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, cycling to work regularly is 5% or more, with Edinburgh City and Highland regions reaching 14.2%.

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Travel Know How Website

Last Updated: 2/15/2017

The Scottish Government have developed a unique travel planning website called Travel Know How. Included is information on travel planning including downloadable posters and hints and tips on organising an event. 

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Transport Statistics, Great Britain 2016

Last Updated: 1/10/2017

The Department of Transport has released the latest statistics on travel habits in the UK revealing that 22% of all trips in the UK were made by walking in 2015. However, walking and cycling trips have declined since 1995/97. Main findings: •The average distance a person walked in 2015 was 185 miles – equivalent of the distance from London to Manchester. •44% of children aged 5-10 years and 37% of children aged 11-16 years walk to school. •15% of adults in England cycled at least once a month. The full survey can be accessed from the link below:

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Interactive body map: physical inactivity and the risk to your health

Last Updated: 1/10/2017

A new interactive body map brings together scientific evidence on the links between a lack of physical activity and risk of disease. The map allows users to click on coloured dots around the human body to reveal the risk posed by inactivity. For example, clicking on the lungs reveals that there is a 35% higher risk of getting lung cancer if you are physically inactive. You can also filter by disease or condition type. The full interactive map can be downloaded below:

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Bangkok Declaration on Physical Activity for Global Health and Sustainable Development

Last Updated: 12/15/2016

At the recent ISPAH 2016 Congress, delegates and ISPAH members produced a new position statement aimed at advancing the global agenda and action on physical activity. The Bangkok Declaration (BKKD) is a consensus statement on the importance of physical activity for global health and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases and identifies how population based action on physical activity will contribute to achieving eight of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agreed in 2015. The particular focus of the BKK Declaration is on these important and political relevant co benefits of action to increase physical activity. As a follow up to the Toronto Charter (2010) and the 7 Best Investments for Physical Activity (2011), the BKKD is a short 4-page advocacy tool and road map for investment and actions at country, regional and global levels. It provides a clear case for partnerships with sectors inside and outside of health and is a new lever for advocacy and investments aligned with the SDG 2030 Agenda. Additional supporting materials will be also be available soon such as draft letters of introduction to Ministers and government officials.

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The Lancet series - Urban design, transport, and health

Last Updated: 10/25/2016

This 3-part Series explores how integrated multisector city planning, including urban design and transport planning, can be used as an important and currently underused force for health and wellbeing within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Launch of Ramblers Scotland's Pathwatch project

Last Updated: 10/25/2016

The Pathwatch app gives Scottish walkers – and others enjoying our outdoors – the opportunity for the first time to share their experiences with Ramblers Scotland through an interactive app on their mobile phone.

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‘Working together to promote active travel: a guide for local authorities’

Last Updated: 5/23/2016

Public Health England has released a new briefing for transport planners and public health practitioners which sets out the benefits of active travel. The guide suggests a range of practical action for local authorities, from overall policy to practical implementation. It highlights the importance of community involvement and sets out steps for transport and public health practitioners.

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The impact of gardens and gardening on health and wellbeing

Last Updated: 5/23/2016

The King’s Fund has released a briefing exploring the impact of gardens and gardening on health and wellbeing.

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New 'Get Set to Go' website launched

Last Updated: 4/15/2016

Mind, a Mental Health Charity in England and Wales,has launched a new motivational website to help women with mental health problems choose a sport which is suitable to them enabling them to take the first step and get active to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

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National Walking Strategy Action Plan

Last Updated: 3/30/2016

The National Walking Strategy Action Plan is a high level plan that has been developed to assist in the delivery of Let's Get Scotland Walking - the National Walking Strategy and its vision.

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