physical exercise

This page contains the findings of systematic reviews undertaken within the EPPI-Centre for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The 'Case' Drivers, Impacts and Value work is the largest single piece of policy research published for culture and sport. Comprising three different strands it is the most comprehensive piece of work in this field, assessing a huge range of research and data, setting the foundations for evidence-based policy making. Evidence Summary published by the EPPI-Centre in October 2012.

This leaflet provides information about how sport and physical activity can help your mental health. Leaflet published by Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

This topic is included in the EPPI-Centre knowledge library. The Knowledge Pages facility enables users to search for the key messages within specific subject areas to which EPPI-Centre reviews have contributed.

This page contains the findings of systematic reviews undertaken by the EPPI-Centre Health Promotion and Public Health Reviews Reviews Facility. One study reviewed research evidence relating to accidental injury and risk-taking behaviour by young people aged 12-24. It covered drug and alcohol use, transport and sport.This topic is included in the EPPI-Centre knowledge library. The Knowledge Pages facility enables users to search for the key messages within specific subject areas to which EPPI-Centre reviews have contributed.

This review provided a summary of evidence to help develop, implement and evaluate interventions for promoting physical activity amongst young people. It had a particular focus on young people from socially excluded groups and on interventions targeting structural or environmental barriers to physical activity (e.g. poor access to facilities).

This report synthesises the results of three previous reviews undertaken by the EPPI-Centre: young people and mental health; young people and healthy eating and young people and physical activity. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2002 .Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.

This review was undertaken to address what is known about the barriers to, and facilitators of, physical activity amongst children aged four to 10. It aimed to bring together the findings from 'qualitative' as well as 'quantitative' research on these barriers and facilitators. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2004. Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.