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COVID-19: Physical Activity Key Messages

Last Updated: 9/2/2020

Key messaging from Public Health Scotland on Physical Activity during the phases of Covid-19 as of 31st of August 2020.

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COVID-19: Diet and Healthy Weight Key Messages

Last Updated: 9/1/2020

Key messaging from Public Health Scotland on Diet and Healthy Weight during the phases of Covid-19 as of 28th August 2020.

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Briefing Paper: Improving health and wellbeing through Our Natural Health Service

Last Updated: 11/17/2017

The summary of the Holyrood Communications policy briefing event which was held in Edinburgh on the 3rd of October is now available to access online:

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Policy Briefing - Engaging Girls in Physical Activity

Last Updated: 7/17/2017

A new policy report by researchers at the University of Bristol outlines the evidence on the gender participation gap in children. The work presented in the review can be used to support work on a local and national level to ensure that girls can be active and stay active throughout childhood and adolescence. The four findings with policy implications highlighted in the briefing are: 1. Peer power and girls activity 2. Parents can help motivate their daughters 3. Active travel is a promising way to increase girls’ activity 4. Active after school clubs are promising but need to be designed to appeal to girls and boys.

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BHFNC early years practice briefing

Last Updated: 2/17/2017

The updated early years practice briefing gives evidence-based recommendations and practical advice on how early years practitioners and parents can influence the physical activity opportunities available to young children. The briefing presents recommendations in three sections: 1.Planning and developing physical activity initiatives 2.Working with parents and carers 3.Increasing physical activity in early years settings.

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UK Faculty For Public Health call on transportation

Last Updated: 7/19/2016

The Faculty of Public Health has called for a major shift away from cars in favour of walking, cycling and public transport.

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Active Play Evidence Briefing

Last Updated: 11/26/2015

Public Health Ontario has produced an evidence briefing on promoting active play for children aged 0-12.

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What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?

Last Updated: 10/27/2015

What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity? is a briefing released by Public Health England summarising the evidence from academic literature, practitioner workshops and young people’s feedback.

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Briefing Paper: Street Audit Approaches

Last Updated: 9/25/2015

The Glasgow Centre for Population Health has released a briefing paper exploring the use of street audit approaches to determine neighbourhood priorities.


Gaining Pounds by Losing Pounds

Last Updated: 5/28/2015

HERU have recently published a Policy Brief discussing financial incentives to reduce obesity

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Sedentary Behaviour Evidence Briefing

Last Updated: 4/15/2015

In recent years there has been growing interest in the role that sedentary behaviour may play in health and wellbeing.

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Physical Activity and Mental Health

Last Updated: 2/26/2015

This briefing paper looks at the evidence base and discusses the relationship between physical activity and mental health.

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Practice briefing – children aged 6-11 years

Last Updated: 10/14/2013

This BHFNC practice briefing suggests practical strategies for promoting physical activity with children aged 6-11.

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CEL (1) 2012 Year 1 Analysis Topic Briefings

Last Updated: 9/25/2013

The briefings provide a national summary of the annual reports submissions for each of the CEL (1) 2012 topic areas.

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Early years practice briefing - Promoting Physical Activity

Last Updated: 8/12/2013

This practice briefing is designed to give practitioners and managers of early years settings practical ideas for promoting physical activity with the under fives.

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Older Adults practice briefing

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

Physical activity in later life can help maintain mobility, prevent falls and enhance mental wellbeing and cognitive functioning. This BHFNC practice briefing uses research evidence to provide practical strategies to effectively promote physical activity with older adults.

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NICE: Physical Activity - brief advice for adults primary care

Last Updated: 6/11/2013

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new guidelines for primary care practitioners to support them to identify adults who are not active enough and encourage them to get moving.

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BHFNC evidence briefings highlight physical activity benefits and cost

Last Updated: 5/14/2013

These two new evidence briefings from the BHFNC, written in partnership with the County Sports Partnership Network, are designed for anyone working in the field of physical activity and health.

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BHFNC Briefings highlight activity benefits and cost savings

Last Updated: 4/9/2013

These two new evidence briefings from the BHFNC, written in partnership with the County Sports Partnership Network, are designed for anyone working in the field of physical activity and health. They can be used by strategic organisations and community groups alike.

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Physical Activity and Inequalities

Last Updated: 3/6/2013

This briefing paper looks specifically at physical activity and heath inequalities.

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