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.
Children in year six from Sebert Wood Primary School and Westgate Community Primary School in Bury St Edmunds, have been taking part in a physical activity project to help them with the transition from primary school into high school. The six week project,...read more
Participants of the inaugural Simplyhealth Great East Run raised a huge £1m for charitable causes in 2017, it has been revealed. A quarter of those taking part in the half marathon event opted to raise money for charity, benefiting good causes across...read more
Two Ipswich Town legends and a former Olympian will be helping to launch new Sporting Memories groups in the county’s libraries next week. The launch of the new Sporting Memories Groups will be taking place at Ipswich County Library at 2pm on Tuesday 6...read more