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Teach Active

The Active Cheshire and Teach Active project is an exciting initiative to help embed physically active learning into local schools – providing 25 schools with high-quality CPD and accompanying Teach Active resources to integrate Active Maths and English lessons within the curriculum. Find out more

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Barnies Rise and Shine Breakfast Club

Barnie Rise and Shine was a unique breakfast club experience supported by Active Cheshire and Sport England to target persistent absentees, children from disadvantaged backgrounds and those who were not engaged in sport or physical activity. Find out more

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Bold Girls

Physical inactivity can be a root cause of poor physical and mental health. So can wider social factors. Find out how Bold Girls, a This Girls Can Sport England funded pilot, addressed some of the key barriers to women getting active through bouldering. Find out more

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Active Carers

Health Your Way provides support to the health and social care sector. We had identified that as a result of Covid-19, many paid carers that supported people with long term healthcare needs were moving less than before (which was already low due to demand shift patterns), mainly due to people shielding. This means that they had been going out less into the community with the person they supported and were in the person’s home more, where they were less active in their role than usual. Find out more

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Active Waterways

Active Waterways Cheshire is a Sport England funded programme to get you up and about and enjoy the beauty of canals and rivers on your doorstep. Find out more

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Improving the Health of the Nation

Jamie Blackshaw, National lead for physical activity and healthy weight at the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities State of the nation: physical activity levels and benefits A system approach to physical activity Update on OHID and Sport England's 'Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme, with a focus on Activating NHS Systems Improving Health and Increasing Activity Conference 2022 The Royal Society of Medicine, London Find out more

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NHS chair based exercises

This Chair-Based Exercise Programme has been designed for everyone whose daily routine, health and wellbeing have been affected or disrupted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Regular exercise will help you develop and maintain your fitness, strength, mobility and balance while living in isolation or lockdown. These exercises can be performed anywhere. All you need is a chair. The programme is safe, easy to follow and takes only 10 minutes to complete. You can do the exercises at any time, and repeat them during the day. Anytime, anywhere, anyone, join the movement to move because movement is medicine. Find out more

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10Today

10 Today is an exercise programme from Sport England and Demos designed for older people to protect against poor health and improve mental health and maintain independence. Find out more

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Make Your Move

A series of short physical activity videos, to help you get active in the way that works for you, from the charities behind We Are Undefeatable. Find out more

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Importance of Participating in Activities that Build Muscle Strength

The Institute of Sport, Excersise and Health's (ISEH) Dr Snehal Pinto Pereira, Associate Professor in Population Health and applied Statistics and Dr Rachael Frost, Senior Research Fellow from UCL have developed a helpful video go-to guide to raise awareness of the importance of participating in activities that build muscle strength- which is vital for all of us, and especially important as we get older. Find out more

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Easier to be Active

One in three of us in England like with a health condition and we are twice as likely to be amongst the least physically active, yet we know that being active can help to manage our conditions and increase out quality and length of life. Find out more

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Mind – Supporting Young People with Physical Activity

Coaches, volunteers and leaders play an important role in supporting young people's mental health when providing physical activity session. Working with young people and coached, we have co-produced resources to upskill the workforce. These provide information on how to better support young people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, a mental health problem. Find out more

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Play Their Way

We know that when children and young people have a voice, choice and can take ownership of their journey when participating in sport and physical activity, they are more likely to develop a true and lifelong love of being active. It's time to change the game. Play Their Way (UK Coaching). Find out more

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Doing Our Bit

#DoingOurBit is a platform of over 50 free workouts for NHS staff. Inspired by NHS Keyworker Julie Davis, who wanted to support her colleagues with access to free fitness during lockdown and beyond, #DoingOurBit was created by leading fitnes industry business Active IQ, Study Activeand fibodo. each gave their time generously and freely- as did all 40 PTs whose workouts are features- to 'give back' and 'do their bit' to support the hard-working NHS. Find out more

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Active Hospitals animation- Nottingham University Hospitals

A short animation aimed at staff at Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust (NUH) extolling the benefits of keeping active, featuring clips of staff explaining how they find time to look after their physical helath around budy jobs and lives. For more on Active Hospitals at NUH see: www.nuh.nhs.uk/active-hospitals Find out more

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Medical Practice Waiting Room Video

A conversation about physical activity can have a huge impact on a patient's health. Please contact Get Berkshire Active, Leap and Active Oxfordshire if you wish to share this free resource. Find out more

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Chair Based Exercise Training

The skills for care recognition CIMSPA and Active IQ endorsed Chair-based exercise (CBE) instructor certification equips you with the skills and understanding to lead your own seated exercise class. Find out more