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 Libraries is doing its bit to make Suffolk the most active county in England with six libraries now offering a range of sports equipment which customers can borrow. The ‘Move It’ scheme is a pilot project which will offer people the chance to...read more
Suffolk County Council has been awarded almost £9,000 National Lottery funding for a programme of activities during the school summer holidays aimed at addressing the triple inequalities of holiday hunger, isolation and inactivity. The programme will provide a range...read more
Members of the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service will be making a splash at Suffolk's biggest open water swimming event next Saturday as part of their charity fundraising efforts. Fourteen team members are taking on the Great East Swim on Saturday 23 June...read more