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Exercise Referral in the South East - first awards made

Exercise Referral in the South East - first awards made

A brand new, NHS-endorsed accreditation scheme has recognised the best-run exercise referral schemes in the region, and the first three awards under the scheme have been announced.

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Travel Actively - new report out todayWeb link

Travel Actively is a portfolio of 50 projects from the Active Travel Consortium that addresses health and wellbeing through active travel. The consortium is a partnership of the leading walking, cycling and health organisations, each dedicated to promoting active travel.



Walking for 30 minutes a day lowers colon cancer riskWeb link

Taking on an exercise programme could reduce the risk of colon cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other cancers. And regular physical activity can even be beneficial after a cancer diagnosis has already been made.



Physical activity cuts risk of prostate cancer deathWeb link

Vigorous physical activity may help reduce risk of death from prostate cancer, a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests.



Canada to ease physical-fitness guidelinesWeb link

Canadians won't have to sweat as much to meet national physical-activity standards after experts determined that health benefits can be achieved with less effort than demanded by the existing targets that few of us are meeting.



European Survey on Physical Activity Promotion - now openWeb link

HEPA, the European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity would like to know your opinion. The survey takes 10 minutes and is anonymous.



SkillsActive launches brand new careers siteWeb link

Working in partnership with media education company U-Explore, SkillsActive now offers a brand new interactive careers website for anyone wanting to work in the sport and active leisure sector.



Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes Position StatementWeb link

The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association have released the joint position statement Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes'.



Active People Survey 4 - Results now availableWeb link

The fourth year of the survey, Active People Survey 4, started in mid October 2009 and ran continuously for 12 months until the middle of October 2010.



BHFNC Annual Conference - presentations available to downloadWeb link

The successful primary care themed BHFNC Annual Conference was held on Tuesday 23rd of November. The conference featured a range of high profile keynote speakers, and their presentations are now available to download



Physical activity for children and young people with long-term medical conditions - new training dates for 2011Web link

The course aims to provide professionals with the knowledge and practical skills to plan and safely adapt physical activity sessions for children and young people with asthma, diabetes, obesity and congenital heart conditions.




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