Those with long term health conditions are half as likely to be active than those without, however, we know that moving a bit more can help prevent some, and manage many, chronic conditions. It can also help reduce the severity or impact of some symptoms. People with long term health conditions face unique barriers related to their condition, as well as societal barriers and a fear that being active might make their health issues worse. It is therefore important to work with communities to co-design solutions that address the specific barriers faced by people with long term health conditions. Here you will find the latest research related to the physical activity and sport levels, motivations and barriers of those with long term health conditions and disabilities.
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A detailed breakdown of the latest Active Lives research into the activity levels of people with disabilities and health conditions in Greater Manchester.
This Dementia Action Week, we’ve collated some statistics on how physical activity can help to both reduce the risk of developing dementia and support those living with it
Activity Alliance have just released their Annual Disability and Activity Survey, the fieldwork for this latest edition took place from June to September 2020. This was a period during the pandemic when restrictions were being eased and included the lifting of shielding advice on 1st August.
UCL is conducting a large scale research project throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and are exploring the effects of the pandemic on the population. This is being done by examining a variety of social factors, including physical activity, and looking at changes through weekly surveys.
A new fact sheet to help sport and leisure providers support disabled people from low-income households has been released by Activity Alliance.
Latest insight on the impact of Covid-19 on their behaviours and attitudes towards physical activity for people with long term health conditions where they share the most up to date insights