NYS Blog

Prioritising your mental Health is not a weakness, it is a strength.

Prioritising your mental Health is not a weakness, it is a strength.

Posted: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:51

Our CEO David Watson shares some thoughts on how we react to mental health issues in sport and the media.

As many people will have read, Simone Biles, a four times Gold Medal Winner for the U.S. Gymnastics team has withdrawn from some of her events at this year's Olympic Games in order to concentrate on her mental health.

This is of course a huge disappointment, not only for the American team and its supporters but also for the Games as a whole, but what a brave decision it was! Read More »

Tags: David Watson, Mental Health

Achieving an Ironman Dream

Achieving an Ironman Dream

Posted: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:00

North Yorkshire Sport Head of Development, George Cull, shares his experience of completing his first Ironman Triathlon on Sunday 4th July at Bolton. Read More »

Tags: Physical Activity, fundraising, george cull, ironman, mental health, triathlon

Stop Racism

Stop Racism

Posted: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 10:03

So much has been said and written after Sunday's final I wasn't sure whether I had anything worth adding but I feel I have a responsibility to add my voice to those condemning the hateful abuse the players have received.

The Racist abuse directed at the England Football team and, in particular those three heroic young men who stood up to take penalties in the Euro 2020 Final is abhorrent and unacceptable. Read More »

Tags: Abti Racist, David Watson, Euros 2020, Football, Racism

Which is more important, total life expectancy in years or your years of healthy life lived? And if you could affect either would you modify your lifestyle?

Which is more important, total life expectancy in years or your years of healthy life lived? And if you could affect either would you modify your lifestyle?

Posted: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 10:02

Our Chief Executive, David Watson is pondering whether the potential knowledge of total life expectancy would be more likely to make us modify our lifestyles choices, than our existing knowledge about the impact of our choices on our healthy life years does . Do we really need more knowledge to make us modify our behaviour? Read More »

Tags: Blog, Physical Activity

Active Lives Children and Young People’s Blog

Active Lives Children and Young People’s Blog

Posted: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 10:04

Following the most recent release of the Active Lives Children and Young People's survey commissioned by Sport England, we've reflected and provided some key thoughts and feelings around some of the findings that assist to tell a much greater story... Read More »

Tags: Active Lives, Blog, Children and Young People, Covid-19

Tackling Lockdown 2

Tackling Lockdown 2

Posted: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 12:00

With lockdown 2 on the horizon, Head of Development George Cull writes about what we learned from the first lockdown and how we might approach this next one. Read More »

Tags: Active @ Home, Covid-19, Mental Health, North Yorkshire, Physical Activity

Getting the heart and head going again

Getting the heart and head going again

Posted: Fri, 09 Oct 2020 09:50

Development Manager Gavin Phillis talks about how being physically active, running in particular was a massive tool to help him cope with his mental wellbeing challenges over the last five years. He used running to support his mental wellbeing after tragedy hit his life. - Please be aware that this post covers themes of baby loss, PTSD and suicidal thoughts. Read More »

Tags: Gavin Phillis, Mental Health, Mental Health awareness week

Importance of Impact

Importance of Impact

Posted: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:50

Friday 31st July 2020 is the day we launch our annual impact report for the financial year 2019/2020. Head of Development George Cull blogs about why it's a big deal for North Yorkshire Sport. Read More »

Tags: North Yorkshire, Physical Activity, impact

Fun & safe games to play with your kids while walking & cycling

Fun & safe games to play with your kids while walking & cycling

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 14:49

Here are some sure-fire ways to, safely, get your children and young people excited about the next time you go walking outdoors. Read More »

Tags: Active @ Home, Covid-19, Physical Activity, Young People

Public Health England - Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives

Public Health England - Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives

Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020 13:37

Nicola Corrigan, Healthy Weight & Physical Activity Lead for Public Health England (Yorkshire & Humber Region) gives North Yorkshire Sport her thoughts on helping people to improve physical activity during and after the COVID-19 outbreak Read More »

Tags: Active @ Home, Covid-19, Disability Sport, Mental Health, Physical Activity

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