Sports and Physical Activity resources

These resources were published in February 2016

The Chief Medical Officer for England, Dame Sally Davies, recommends that adults should do 75 minutes of vigorous intensity, or 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week,  as well as sitting less and doing activity which builds strength and balance on 2 days a week. This infographic shows these recommendations in an easy to follow format:

Physical Activity Infographic (Department of Health)

LGB&T People and Physical Activity: What You Need To Know

A summary of the findings of the below pieces of research, including practical recommendations for stakeholders in health and care and in sports.

LGB&T People and Physical Activity What You Need To Know

A Review into National Sports Governing Bodies’ Response to LGB&T Inclusion

Between October 2014 and February 2015, Pride Sports undertook a survey of the 46 National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport funded by Sport England on behalf of the National LGB&T Partnership for Health and Well Being.

NGBs were asked to outline what insight they had gained, if any, into participation levels of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in their sport and what action, if any, they had undertaken to grow LGBT participation in their sport.

Of the 46 NGBs approached to provide information, 32 provided responses, either by email or by phone.

A review into National Sports Governing Bodies response to LGB&T inclusion

Survey of Exercise and Physical Activity

Survey of Exercise & Physical Activity in LGB&T Lives in England was a community survey to discover the patterns of physical activity of LGB&T people in England, and the extent to which they are meeting official weekly recommendations.  It was commissioned by the National LGB&T Partnership.  This report should assist in addressing the inequalities recognised in Public Health England’s October 2014 report “Everybody Active, Every Day” and elsewhere.

Survey of Exercise & Physical Activity Report