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.
Suffolk’s biggest open water-swimming event the Great East Swim will return to Alton Water Reservoir in 2019 on Saturday 22 June. Two thousand people of all ages and abilities regularly take the plunge at the Great East Swim, which offers the opportunity...read more
The Suffolk Saxons are to make a dramatic return to the Ipswich Corn Exchange for a one-off exhibition match against University Loughborough on 3rd December. The team will once again be led by Olympian and world silver medalist Anthony Clark who was in...read more
Clare, Brantham and Hintlesham and Chattisham have scooped the honours in this year’s Suffolk’s Most Active Community Awards. The awards, now in their fifth year, are organised by Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Association of Local Councils. Their...read more