Physical activity for health

To ensure that we maximise the opportunities to embed physical activity into the daily lifes of all Londoners

Building a bridge between health, physical activity and sport

In medical terms physical activity has been described as a wonder drug. Regular physical activity can help to prevent and manage over 20 chronic conditions and diseases, many of which are on the rise and affecting people at an earlier age. Lack of physical activity is costing the UK an estimated £7.4 billion a year, including £0.9 billion to the NHS alone.

Our approach to physical activity for health is very much based on building strategic bridges between the health and physical activity and sport communities, and supporting policy and strategy decision making that has long-term positive implications for the future health of London and its residents.

We work with organisations including TfL, Public Health England, Healthy London Partnership and others to help ensure that physical activity is part of the solution to the future health needs of London, and that our target of getting 1,000,000 Londoners more physically active by 2020 is helping to contribute to the health of the capital.


The Physical Activity for Health Award – nominate now

For the third year in a row, the London Sport Awards is back with categories open for nominations until 9 January 2018.

This year, we have a brand new category, focused on celebrating great work taking place in the capital to promote better health through physical activity. The Physical Activity for Health Award is focused on projects, programmes, campaigns or initiatives that help to raise awareness and enhance the impact of physical activity on promoting good health among London’s population.

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Funding Opportunities

We occasionally provide funding opportunities targeting physical activity for health focused projects in London.

Visit the Funding Search Tool

Thought Leadership

We speak at many events, conferences and industry round tables on the future of physical activity for health, as well as producing thought leadership articles to provide advice and challenges to the sector. For information on our thought leadership work visit our blog.

 

Get in touch


For more information on our work around physical activity for health, contact Barry Kelly – Specialist Advisor, Physical Activity for Health – barry.kelly@londonsport.org.