physical exercise

Improving the wellbeing of disabled children and young people through improving access to positive and inclusive activities

This review looks at the evidence base for improving the wellbeing of disabled children and young people through improving access to positive and inclusive activities. It assess where gaps in the evidence base occur and suggests where future research and development may need to take place.

Management of obesity in children and young people : a national clinical guideline (69)

Guideline offering evidence-based recommendations for best practice in the management of obesity in children and young people. It covers issues such as the definition of childhood obesity, the prevalence and consequences of obesity in childhood, preventive interventions and the goals of therapy.

Weighing in : dealing with the challenge of obesity (Policy Exchange research notes)

Paper describing and discussing ten examples of interventions for obesity which involve both healthy eating and physical activity. The examples featured all strive to be low cost interventions and fall in to the broad categories of community schemes, active travel initiatives, health in the workplace and lifestyle incentives.

How can transport contribute to public health? (Briefing paper 5, Concepts series)

Briefing paper presenting and discussing evidence relating to the role and potential of transport and transport strategy in improving health, reducing health inequalities and improving sustainability.

Ways to look after your mental health

This resource, produced by the Mental Health Foundation, is a poster which illustrates the different ways that can help people to keep in good mental health.

Exercise and depression : information for GPs and healthcare practitioners

This booklet, produced by the Mental Health Foundation, provides information about exercise referral and the treatment of mild or moderate depression for GPs and healthcare practitioners.

Comparisons of health-related behaviours and health measures in Greater Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe

Report presenting the findings of research which aimed to deepen understanding of Greater Glasgow's health relative to that of regional areas in other countries by comparing health-related behaviours and health measures in Greater Glasgow with those of different European regions. The regions compared were in England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Wales, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Spain, Belgium and Germany.

Up and running! : how exercise can help beat depression : information for patients

This booklet, produced by the Mental Health Foundation, provides information about how people with depression can use exercise to help them get better, and that they may be able to get 'prescriptions' for exercise from their GP.

Up and running? : exercise therapy and the treatment of mild or moderate depression in primary care

This resource discuses exercise therapy as a treatment for mild or moderate depression. The report looks at research which indicates incidences of GP 'prescriptions' for exercise in the treatment of depression are low. The Mental Health Foundation is embarking on a campaign to promote exercise referral, the aim of which is to remove the main obstacle to the use of exercise therapy as a first-line treatment for mild or moderate depression in primary care – the failure of information to reach those who may be able to use it. Up and Running? marks the beginning of this campaign.

Health Education Population Survey : update from 2007 survey

Report providing an update on time trends in health-related knowledge, attitudes, motivations and behaviours in Scotland over the period 1996-2007 using data from the Health Education Population Survey in 2007. It focuses on areas where there has been a change, or consolidation of an earlier change, in 2007.