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The Activity Trap: Benefits or being fit?

Film presenter Kris on a hand cycle

New research shows almost half of disabled people fear losing benefits if they take part in exercise

Almost half of disabled people (47%) fear losing their benefits if they are seen to be physically active, according to new research published by Activity Alliance.

The research is particularly important as disabled people count for one in five of Britain’s population, almost 14 million people. However, they are currently the least active group in society, and twice as likely as non-disabled people to be inactive.Read More

RaceRunning Introduced in Cambridge

Participants on race runners with coaches

A RaceRunning start session was held in Cambridge on Wednesday 10thOctober. The session was organised between CP Sport, Living Sport and Cambridge and Coleridge Athletics Club. A total of 10 participants attended the session, with people from the local area and also some people who traveled up from Essex.Read More

#RunAndTalk to support World Mental Health Day

person tiring up running shoes

Fen Edge Runners are pleased to be supporting #RunAndTalk an England Athletics campaign, supported by Mind the mental health charity, to improve mental wellbeing through running and to break down the stigma associated with mental health by getting people talking about it. The event follows on from the successful #RunAndTalk event in February 2018 in support of Time to Talk Day which saw around 150 organised runs to support mental wellbeing through running.Read More

Parents in Sport Week 2018 – 1st – 7th October 2018

Parents in sport week is back and it is taking place from 1 to 7 October 2018

This year you can sign up for regular updates on news and activities for the week, sign up here.

Key aims

We’ll look to further develop sports’ engagement with parents by focusing on these 3 key aims:

1. Ensure parents

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Strength and balance exercises can keep you stronger for longer

We all want to continue to share our lives with loved ones as we get older, such as playing with grandchildren and socialising with friends. Simple strength and balance exercises twice a week are a proven to keep you stronger for
longer, independent and enjoying the great things in life, whether by joining a class or doing it yourself at home.

The Stronger for longer campaign has been developed by Cambridgeshire County Council working with local NHS health partners. #StrongerforLonger launches on 1st October International Older People Day and supported by Living Sport.Read More

New strategy to change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport

two athletes hug after a race

Activity Alliance yesterday (6 September) released a new three-year strategy – Achieving Inclusion Together. Determined to change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport, the charity looks to a future where disabled people are just as likely as non-disabled people to be active. Leaders from Government, sport, leisure and third sector joined the call for action when the strategy was unveiled at Activity Alliance’s 20th Anniversary celebration last night.Read More