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. This costs the UK economy £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.
Concertus, an award-winning design and property consultancy based in Ipswich, has become the latest business to sign-up to support aspiring sportsmen and women from Suffolk by becoming a sponsor of the Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club. The news was announced at a special...read more
Fit Villages has been nationally recognised for its work within the community after being crowned the Social & Community Development Project of the Year at The County Sports Partnership Network (CSPN) Convention in Nottingham on Tuesday. CSPN, a nationwide network...read more
Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich was the venue for the most recent of the ActivIpswich Kurling Competitions. The event, which attracted over sixty competitors, is part of the ActivIpswich sports project for people who are over 45 years old and not currently...read more