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.
A sports event with a difference is being held once again in Ipswich. The third ActivLives Community Games, being held on Friday 24th November at the Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich, is part of the ActivIpswich sports project for people who are over...read more
Mendham, Shotley, Stradbroke and Kesgrave have scooped the honours in this year’s Suffolk’s Most Active Community Awards. The awards, now in their fourth year, are organised by Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Association of Local Councils. They were...read more
Six times World Champion, Mark Foster made a splash during half term, coaching young stars of tomorrow at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre. Abbeycroft Leisure hosted the one-day swimming camp, which has run throughout the UK, on Thursday 26th October. The...read more