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.
Covid-19 has had impacts on physical activity levels for everyone across the country. Here you will find the latest research into the affect of coronavirus on physical activity and sport levels, motivations and barriers.
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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.
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