Physical inactivity poses a serious and growing danger to our society. It damages our health, economy and environment, and limits the educational attainment and futures of our children.
A quarter of all adults in England fail to do enough physical activity to beneﬁt their health, whilst 12.5 million people do not raise their heart level for more than half an hour per week.
17% of premature deaths in the UK every year are caused by inactivity, costing £7.4 billion annually. Levels of inactivity are placing an unsustainable burden on already strained resources.
In Suffolk, a unique partnership of local authorities, public sector bodies, the voluntary sector and private companies has been established to begin to turn the tide of inactivity.
This partnership is branded Most Active County.
Have you ever fancied yourself as a bit of a Robin Hood with a bow and arrow? Well now is your chance to learn how to shoot an arrow properly with ActivLives. Taster courses are coming up in Ipswich as part of the ActivIpswich project, a sports initiative targeted at...read more
The Second ActivLives Community Games were held recently at the Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich, targeted at people over the age of 50, who don’t currently take part in regular sports activity. The event included sports such as kurling, boccia, walking netball,...read more
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