Welcome to Network Insights, our monthly series of open, unscripted conversations on physical activity related behaviour change.
Listen into our conversations with some of the world's leading physical activity, health and wellbeing experts from across our network, and take advantage of your chance to learn from insights into their work, and our own, to support more people to be active.
From exploring the evidence base, to sharing practical tips for programme design, the series is all about helping more people to better understand physical activity related behaviour change, both for the organisations within our sector and for the least active people in our communities.
Interested to learn more, click play below.
Listen in to our conversation with Alzheimer Society Physical Activity Policy Manager, Jenna Peel as we explore the programme design considerations that can help people living with Dementia to be more physically active.
(Video Duration 41:05)
Listen in to our conversation with Research Fellow at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and physical activity and public health 'pracademic',
Dr Anna Chalkley.
Together we explore the concept of taking a whole school approach to physical activity and get an in depth insight into her work in Physically Active Learning.
(Out Monday, 15th August )
Listen in to Move Consulting Ltd Directors Elaine McNish and Craig Blain as they chat with Active Partnerships Strategic Health Lead, Annie Holden on he importance of collaboration and sharing learning to support people to ‘live longer better'.
(Video duration: 42:54)
The rise of social prescribing in recent years has seen an increase impetus across primary health care settings to connect with local communities in new and innovate ways. Listen in to our conversation with Royal College of GPs, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Clinical Champion, Hussain Al-Zubaidi as we explore some key considerations in making connections with health work.
(Video duration: 38:26)
Supporting people to engage with a more active lifestyle is a complex process that requires a whole system approach to taking action. Listen into our conversation with National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine - Sheffield, Programme Manager, Dr Anna Lowe as we explore the concept of making it easier to be active.
(Video duration: 30:52)
The future for physical activity services involves a blended, integrated offer that enhances the experience for everyone. Listen into our conversation with CEO of Good Boost, Ben Wilkins on the potential for a blended physical and digital offer for physical activity.
(Video duration: 42:52)
Being physically active is something for everyone! Yet, there are many inequalities that can make being active more challenging for some. Listen into our conversation with Jamie Hooper and Gurmej Pawar, co-founders of the Include Summit, as we explore this vital topic.
(Video duration: 40:04)
Setting a goal can sound a simple enough thing to do. But, to do it in a way that supports long term change requires some important steps to be taken. Listen into our conversation with Director of Exact Training and Resource, Sarah Bolitho on the importance of goal setting.
(Video duration: 50:49)
What is the secret to getting our communities more active? Listen in to our conversation with Intelligent Health CEO, Dr William Bird MBE. William was instrumental in the conception and development of many programmes that have positively impacted on the health of many communities, including Walking for Health and the hugely successful Beat the Street.
(Video duration: 40:43)
In light of the 2021 Health and Wellbeing awards from the Royal Society for Public Health this Network Insights special sees us speak with Elaine McNish and Damian Stevenson - formally Swim England - now part of the expert team at Move Consulting Ltd, as they explore their experience in developing community health programmes.
(Video duration: 39:04)
Creating a welcoming atmosphere can have a huge impact on the experience, and be the difference in someone deciding to stay engaged with activity. Listen into our conversation with World Health Organisation Youth Representative and Gym Manager, Benjamin Uzokwe as he shares his experiences and tips in getting this balance right.
(Video duration: 28:20)
How can we design effective programmes to support people living with cancer to be active? Listen into our conversation with Professor of Clinical Exercise Science at Edinburgh Napier University, Anna Campbell MBE.
(Video duration: 32:20)
What are the key characteristics that create active environments? Listen into our conversation with Founder of Cavill Associates and Honorary Research Associate at the University of Bristol, Dr Nick Cavill to learn more.
(Video duration: 38:14)
A conversation with Director at DS Insight, Damian Stevenson on the importance of insight. Listen in to understand how insight plays a key role in effective programme design and help to ensure you can understand what is working and why.
(Video duration: 35:06)
Listen to directors at Move Consulting, Craig Blain and Elaine McNish discuss the forgotten physical activity guidelines of strength with Professor of Public Health and Physical Activity, Charlie Foster OBE.
(Video duration: 21:40)
Get in touch with the team at Move Consulting and let's have a chat about the topic areas that you are passionate about. From individual health and wellbeing, to behaviour change in our communities, we would love to share your expertise.
We can't wait to hear from you and share your Network Insights!