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We all know that regular sport and physical activity plays a key part in a healthy lifestyle, and research supporting this is extensive and well documented. Factors affected include physical and psychological health, productivity at work, and engagement and attainment in education.

There are a number of key organisations (listed below) that have produced reports and documents outlining benefits associated with being more active, the current picture regarding our nations inactivity and valuable information and insight that can be utilised to shape future work in this area.

Key Themes


Economic value of Sport Tool
Physical inactivity: economic costs to NHS clinical commissioning groupsEducation & Young PeopleEvidence on PE and Sport in Schools (2013)
What makes your session unmissable?
Youth Insight - Under the Skin
How do you coach young people when life changes?
What motivates young people to be active?
Sportivate National Evaluation Report
Sportivate National Case StudiesHealth - Physical / Psychological wellbeingEverybody active, every day: a framework to embed physical activity into daily life (2014)
Identifying what works for local physical inactivity interventions (2014)
Steps to solving inactivity (report)
Turning the tide of inactivity
Getting Active Outdoors (2015)
Active People Survey
Mind- Get Set Go: Physical Activity, Sport and mental health
Start Active, Stay Active: Infographics on Physical Activity recommendations
Start active, stay active: report on physical activity in the UK recommendations

Disability & Long Term Health Conditions

Motivate Me (2014)
More hurdles - Exercise for people with disabilities (2014)
Understanding participation among recently retired people (2006)
Active Beyond Education? (2015)
Talk to Me (2014)
Understanding sport and physical activity as a therapy choice for young disabled people (2014)
Fit for Life (toolkit)

Wheelchair Sport and Activity Survey
Tennis Foundation's Survey and Plans for 2017

Key National Organisations

These organisations are great sources of information, providing a range of insight, research, toolkits and recommendations.

Sport England


Sport and Recreational Alliance

UK Active

Women In Sport

Intelligent Health

Street Games

Public Health England

Key Local Organisations

If you are attempting to source some insight regarding a local population, need or facility one of these organisations might be able to help.

Local Public Health teams - JSNA's provide a valuable source of information; Bracknell, Reading, Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead, West Berkshire, Wokingham.

Office for National Statistics

Open Data Communities

Active Places Power

Insights, Reports & Case Studies created by Get Berkshire Active

Local Area Profiles

GBA have put together a profile on each of the 6 Local Authorities within Berkshire:

Bracknell Forest



West Berkshire

Windsor and Maidenhead


Sportivate Case Studies

Found here

Workplace Challenge reports

Found at the bottom of this page

This Girl Can reports

Found here