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.
Urbo, the urban mobility solutions business, has announced that it will be bringing a dockless bike sharing scheme to Ipswich. The initiative will initially see 100 of Urbo’s app-operated dockless bikes, which are intended both as a local business resource...read more
Entries for the Simplyhealth Great East Run are half way to reaching capacity, just two days after opening. The half marathon event will return to Ipswich on Sunday 16 September 2018 and organisers have once again experienced a huge demand for entries....read more
“I’m so pleased with myself – I’m determined to make changes to my life as I feel so much better with exercise”
These are the words of Wendy, who was one of 79 individuals who signed up and took part in the Great East Swim outreach programme in 2017 and she has not looked back since! If you’re ready to make a change to your life and would like to become more active,...read more