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Author Archive | Anita Yiannoullou

State of Child Health

Obesity is one of the biggest public health threats facing the UK and the biggest human-generated burden on the economy after smoking. The RCPCH 2017 State of Child Health report explored some of the challenges and potential solutions. https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/key-topics/nutrition-obesity/about-childhood-obesity  

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Exercise in class & its positive impact on learning

Article by Dave Speck, TES – October 2019 Incorporating basic physical exercise into lessons had “a large, significant effect” on educational outcomes during the lesson, as well as a smaller effect on overall educational outcomes, according to the study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. https://www.tes.com/news/jumping-and-running-class-boosts-attainment      

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Active Citizens Worldwide report

Physical activity and sport are directly contributing to healthcare savings, happiness, and mental wellbeing in cities across the world, according to a new report from the Active Citizens Worldwide network. Read the report by following this link: http://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/london-sport/pressreleases/active-citizens-worldwide-report-finds-physical-activity-contributes-over-ps800m-in-healthcare-savings-annually-2929902

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Sport & Physical Activity must be enjoyable

Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active, new analysis from Sport England’s Active Lives Children and Young People Survey has revealed. Published March 2019. More than 130,000 children and young people were surveyed in the academic year 2017/18, For the full report click on the link below: https://www.sportengland.org/news-and-features/news/2019/march/21/latest-insights-from-active-lives-children-and-young-people-survey-revealed/    

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Fitt-in Healthy Schools Award resource

Healthy Schools Award London Our team works with a number of strategic partners to engage with and sustain people of all ages and abilities in physical activity.  For over over 15 years we have delivered face to face physical activity every day and have been recognised for our innovative class formats and inclusion classes.  We […]

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Teach physical education everyday because it boosts the brain, say scientists

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/11/24/teach-physical-education-everyday-boosts-brain-say-scienitsts/ Physical education should be taught every day at school because exercise boosts brain size and improves academic performance, a study has shown for the first time. Researchers from the University of Granada found that youngsters who took part in exercise for at least three nights a week had more grey matter in areas of the brain […]

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