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Monday 17th May, 2021
Active Lancashire Chair to step down
Active Lancashire announced today that Lesley Lloyd will be stepping down as Chair of our rapidly growing charity, which promotes active lifestyles as a way to improving physical and mental wellbeing.
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Monday 12th October, 2020
The impact of COVID-19 on the health and wellbeing of our working-age population
Government guidelines which started positive messaging during the onset of the COVID crisis focused heavily on self-care, promoting physical activity and access to the outdoor environment to maintain our physical and mental health. This opportunity, became a right to be exercised and protected, helping so many manage the terrible step change to a loss of liberty and control. Exercise at the start …
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Tuesday 9th June, 2020
Keeping Active in Lockdown ….with a toddler
By Katey Markland  I am generally a pretty active person. I would happily be active all day, every day if I could! However, with the current pandemic, restrictions on work and exercise I found that overnight my headspace and freedom was whipped away. How was I going to maintain my fitness? Only going out once a day?! Not only do I have two hyperactive dogs to walk, I have a 22 month old toddler s…
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Friday 15th May, 2020
Positively Active
Everyone knows from personal experience and the Government's growing focus that during the current crisis, our emotional wellbeing and mental health is being tested, with higher levels of stress, anxiety and depression being reported from across a range of sources. With no end to the crisis in sight, particularly for those with health conditions and no date for a vaccine at hand to provide a perma…
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Tuesday 12th May, 2020
Getting Active Online: How COVID has led to Innovation and the need for Digital Inclusion
What the recent crisis has brought us is the need to be bold and challenge our traditional ways of doing things. The focus has been on urgently meeting need, getting the job done and adapting to the environment; this kind of innovation would normally take decades and considerable funding to put in place. This pace of change has been community led and driven largely by existing digital platforms, w…
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Friday 1st May, 2020
Exercise your right to be active
Speaking on the 15 April, the Government chief medical adviser, Chris Whitty, stressed the importance of exercise to public health. He said being physically active was “very important to long-term health” and crucial for keeping people fighting fit during the ongoing pandemic.
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Tuesday 14th April, 2020
Nothing lasts forever!
A few hints and tips that our guest blogger uses every day to help stay on track maintaining a happy and healthy mind whilst working from home.
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Thursday 12th September, 2019
SPAR Lancashire School Games Media Ambassadors
Mrs Cox, Progress Coordinator at Walton le Dale High School shares their students experience of being media ambassadors at the 2019 SPAR Lancashire School Games.
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