Why Sport/Activity?

We all know that regular sport and physical activity plays a key part in a healthy lifestyle, and research supporting this is extensive and well documented. Factors affected include physical and psychological health, productivity at work, and engagement and attainment in education. 

Get Berkshire Active (GBA) have taken the time to collate a wide range of academic, parliamentary and scientific research which explores why everyone should participate in regular amounts of sport or physical activity. We hope these articles provide an insight into why GBA are working to improve the scope of physical activity, and increase the breadth and quality of sporting provision in Berkshire, as well as giving headline information of the programmes we are running to impact each area.


Sport and Recreational Alliance Insight 

Sport and Activity Future Trends

Fit For The Future Report

Research from ukactive

Turning the Tide of Inactivity

Steps to Solving Inactivity

Identifying What Works for Local Physical Activity Interventions


Research from Women In Sport

CSP Resource Hub

Public Health England

Public Health England has released new key information on adult and child physical activity. The data is presented in clear, easy to understand charts and graphics providing evidence of the current state of physical activity levels and its health benefits.






Click here to read the latest report based on Active People Survey data, released June 2015.

 Local Area Profiles

GBA have also put together a profile on each of the 6 Local Authorities within Berkshire:

Bracknell Forest



West Berkshire

Windsor and Maidenhead