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.
As attendances at parkrun and Great Run Local events in Suffolk have soared to almost 2,500 participants a week two runners have told how taking part has been life-changing. Linda Whiting (pictured) and Judy Miller both take part in Great Run Local in Southwold. Great...read more
Beat the Street – Sudbury and Great Cornard’s innovative walking and cycling game – has helped reduce levels of inactivity and encourage residents to get moving, according to a newly released report. Beat the Street transformed the communities of Sudbury and Great...read more
A county wide project offering free, open access sport and physical activity as a positive alternative to crime, violence and anti-social behaviour, recently reached a major milestone, working with over 5000 young people aged between10-19, delivering an impressive...read more