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.
Residents of Childwick House, an Orbit independent living scheme in Newmarket, are celebrating after being crowned the Suffolk Care Home Olympics Champions for 2018. The competition saw 300 residents, up to the age of 102 years, in 29 care settings across...read more
Special Olympics badminton players from Suffolk were amongst the medals once again at the West Midlands Regional Tournament, which was held recently in Cannock. Eleven players from our county made the trip across to the midlands with eight of them managing...read more
149 runners set off from the town’s iconic Warren Hill on Sunday morning for the first Newmarket Great Run Local event. Participants chose from either the 2km or the 5km route, both beautifully scenic runs with fantastic views of the Gallops, Newmarket and...read more