Coming to the End of 2020
While it is easy to say we can't wait to see the back of 2020 maybe as we head towards the end of it, it is a good time to reflect on the positives that have come out of such a difficult situation. Undoubtedly this is the hardest year we have worked through as a county and a country in my lifetime, but it has shown what we can achieve, quickly, collaboratively and with a positive... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 11:34
Mike's Covid-19 Blog: "Although I lived in that area all my life, I’ve found places I never knew existed"
My usual working week would take me away for one or two nights, so it is always more difficult to fit in activity. I therefore try to make sure I'm home for two evenings a week to enable me to go spinning at the local leisure centre. It was never that I enjoyed it hugely, but I like the way I feel after I have taken part. There is also the social side of it, with some nice people that go along, that... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 16:32
Meryl's Cycling Blog: "If I can take on those hills, I can feel positive about tackling other tough tasks"
My daily commute, mornings and evenings, diverting from the main road into lanes and villages to add a few extra miles of fresh air, exercise and thinking space - has not been happening as normal. As we work within the confines of lockdown regulations, my new commute requires a shuffle downstairs via the kettle to my dining room table, and the cycle out and home is missed. I'll admit, the first few... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 12:41
An update from SASP to our Partners
Week 8 of lockdown Sport England Insight on Activity Levels
A national, weekly snapshot of attitudes and behaviours during the Covid-19 pandemic is carried out by Sport England. Between 15th and 18th May 2020 the headlines are showing that physical activity levels are the highest since lockdown started as restrictions ease with walking (65%) and cycling (16%) hitting... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:16
Update from SASP to our partners
We hope you and your families, friends and colleagues are managing to stay safe and well in these difficult times. As we continue to navigate through this situation I thought it would be useful to update you again and let you as key partners know what we have been up to.
Recognition for our Active at Home innovation and creativity
We wanted to start our latest briefing... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 13:35
Message from the SASP Team
In light of the latest guidance regarding COVID 19, SASP is not business as usual, but we are still 100% committed to improving the physical and emotional wellbeing of our residents in Somerset. That won't ever change. While our face to face work is mainly having to be postponed, we are still committed to trying to provide the enthusiasm and motivation to support people to... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:54
Issued: Tuesday 17th March 2020
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - STATEMENT
Dear Gym Member,
Following the latest (16th March 2020) announcement from the Government, Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership has reviewed the government guidance and our fitness suite at The Beach Hotel will continue business as usual until any further guidance is issued by the Government and Public Health England.
However, unfortunately... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:40
The less healthy your lifestyle, the more you are at risk of developing dementia in later life, a new systematic review has shown. Researchers analysed the results of 18 studies with over 44,000 participants.
Having two or more 'modifiable risk factors', including smoking, high blood pressure, poor diet, inactivity, obesity and excessive alcohol consumption, puts adults at greater risk of developing... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:23
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has said that "even a few minutes of exercise is good for you" – hoping that the simple message will encourage people to get more active.
The new CMO guidance – published, 7 September – states that any amount of physical activity is beneficial, overturning previous recommendations that physical activity needed to last at least 10 minutes to bring benefits.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:04