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Evidence Physical Activity

March 2022

This briefing helps set out what the evidence currently tells us about physical activity and health and wellbeing. It summarises the key findings from a rapid evidence review, commissioned by NHSE, and delivered by NASP’s academic collaborative.

  • Taking part in physical activity, as a referral from a link worker or other connecting role, can lead to a wide range of benefits
  • These include improvements in physical and mental health, increased patient empowerment, and a reduction in health service use and costs


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