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Fine food retailers in the running to be Best Small Shop 2019

14 Oct 2019

This year we are delighted to say that there has been a couple of fine food shops shortlisted, this includes a wine merchant and a cheesemonger.
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Registration now open for CHSI Stitches 2020

11 Oct 2019

Both retailer and visitor registration is now open for CHSI Stitches 2020
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Two bike shops in the running to be the Best Small Shop of 2019

10 Oct 2019

This year two bike shops have been shortlisted! Read about the wonderful ways in which they continously help their communities and why they stood out to the judges.
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The three best small bookshops!

8 Oct 2019

Over the next 4 weeks we will be introducing a few shops at a time and telling you about the fantastic ways in which they continue to help their communities and why they stood out to the... Read more…

Take part in CI.N's market data drive and earn rewards

8 Oct 2019

CyclingIndustry.News is seeking to compile a health report of the UK bike retail channel for the third year running.
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The 5 fastest growing indie retail categories

7 Oct 2019

Why barbers, beauty salons, vape stores, cafes and tearooms, along with restaurants and bars have been so succesful over the last 3 years

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Fraud alert! Protect your business

4 Oct 2019

Cifas UK, the UK's largest fraud prevention organisation has informed us about a fraud trend that could impact your business.
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The 25 Best Small Shops in the UK are announced!

3 Oct 2019

After hundreds of entrants, thousands of consumer votes and a panel of industry experts, the top 25 Best Small Shops in the UK are finally being announced!

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Three social media tips to boost sales and engagement

2 Oct 2019

Social media continues to grow in popularity and now plays an essential role within the marketing of many businesses.
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How did you celebrate #NationalFitnessDay?

25 Sep 2019

National Fitness Day sees thousands of events taking place across the UK bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds and encouraging them to try new activities!
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How did you celebrate #NationalFitnessDay?

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News, Outdoor News

National Fitness Day is an event organised every year on the 25th September by not-for-profit health body ukactive. The aims of the day involves highlighting the crucial role that physical activity plays across the UK and helping to raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier and active lifestyles.

According to a study undertaken by the World Health Organisation last year the UK is ranked 123rd out of 168 nations for physical inactivity. The average UK adult spends more than twice as long making tea as they do exercising, according to new research commissioned by ukactive.

"Brits spend twice as long making tea per week as exercising"- ukactive 

Physical inactivity has been listed as a leading cause of preventable diseases and conditions such as type-2 diabetes, some cancers and osteoporosis. Being more active is not only proven to improve our physical health, it also has an incredible effect on our mental health, our confidence and development, our social connections and our communities.

National Fitness Day sees thousands of events taking place across the UK, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds and encouraging them to try new activities! Activities can involve "plank offs", yoga and pilates classes, treadmill challenges, high-street HIIT classes, dance-offs, mass walks and many more. The website even includes an Activity Finder which enables you to type your post code in and take part in events near you!

A number of ways that you can prepare for next year's National Fitness Day include running or hosting an event in celebration, encouraging your local schools to get involved, spreading the word to your workplace and getting active and joining in! Share your progress on social media platforms with #NationalFitnessDay and inspire others around you to take part!

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