Physical activity

Do Active Children Become Active Adults? Investigating Experiences of Sport and Exercise Using the 1970 British Cohort Study

Leading a physically active lifestyle is known to provide a wide variety of health benefits, from reduced risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, to improved mental well-being and healthy weight maintenance. Despite this, the majority of adults …

Experiences of physical activity at age 10 in the 1970 British Cohort Study

Children are more likely to enjoy sport in school if they are active outside of school, according to a new study from the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London. The IOE research, based on data from more than 14,000 10-year-olds included …

Education Committee: Written Evidence Submitted by Will Parry, Department of Quantitative Social Science, Institute of Education, University of London

This short paper was written in response to a consultation by the government on the legacy of the 2012 London Olympic Games. It made the following main points: 1. Policy has implicitly made traditional elite sport the model for school provision 2. A …