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.
Local boxing hero Anthony Ogogo was in Ipswich yesterday (21st September) to help the Ipswich business community raise funding for Suffolk’s future sporting stars. Ogogo, who won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics, was guest of honour and headline...read more
Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Association of Local Councils (SALC) have launched their annual search to find the most active town and villages in Suffolk. The idea behind the competition, now in its fifth year, is to recognise and celebrate the hard work that...read more
Entries have opened for the 3rd annual Suffolk Care Home Olympics. The purpose of the competition is to give care home residents a fun and enjoyable experience of sport whilst also highlighting the importance of physical activity within social care...read more