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Monthly Archives: November 2015

  1. Cancer Research UK team up with bounts


    An innovative new partnership between Cancer Research UK and bounts, the app that rewards exercise, is set to inspire people to take up exercise and help them achieve their fundraising goals at the same time.

    The CRUK Active app, which launched in the App Store last month, will encourage current exercisers to go beyond an annual Race for Life event or charity cycle, to maintain their fundraising efforts and physical activity throughout the year. The app incentivises users with reward points which can be redeemed for cash vouchers from big named brands and high street retailers. It will also motivate inactive individuals to take up a challenge or Cancer Research UK sporting event. Participation levels are found to be 30% higher in people using a fitness

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  2. Technogym scheme encourages community activity


    Technogym, the world’s leading wellness and fitness company, have announced that its global ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’ challenge will take place for the third year running. From the 1st to the 19th March 2016, gym members in fitness facilities all over the world will challenge each other and join forces to donate their movement in support of promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles in their local community and beyond.

    Participants’ MOVEs – Technogym’s unit for measuring movement – will be logged through Technogym’s mywellness cloud, the industry’s first cloud based open platform. The top three most active fitness facilities in each participating country – those which accumulate the

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  3. EMDP take home big win


    The Exercise, Movement and Dance Partnership (EMDP), the national governing body for dance fitness, was named winner of the ‘Sport England Community Partnership of the Year’ award at this year’s Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Hall of Fame and Awards Evening.

    The annual awards ceremony took place on Thursday 8th October at the Underglobe on London’s Southbank and celebrated the contribution made by volunteers, coaches, participants, officials and partner organisations.

    As winner of the Community Partnership of the Year, EMDP was recognised for their great work introducing the London Youth Games Dance Competi

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  4. Research reveals more than 3 million individuals eat takeaway meals twice a week


    With news that takeaway joints are reaching their highest levels in over two decades, the team at MotivatePT has created an infographic designed to highlight the areas of the UK worst affected by the fast food fandom.

    Due to the current high obesity rates in the UK, this news is closely linked to the known risks of type 2 diabetes, with much being blamed on the need to get food as quickly and conveniently as possible. In the past 18 years, the volume of establishments per 10,000 has soared to 3.8, as well as a 45% increase in the number of takeaway restaurants in the same time period.

    The infographic illustrates cities such Edinburgh, Bury and Leicester, explaining the amount of fast food outlets and giving stark statistics fro

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