We believe that physical activity can have a transformative impact on the lives of people and their communities. It is the single biggest thing that can be done to improve a person’s health.
Our vision is that everyone in Gloucestershire is active every day.
We are part of a national network of Active Partnerships operating across England. At our essence we are about driving positive change.
We unite people and organisations behind a common vision, guide strategy and run campaigns that inspire people to be active.
We help people and organisations to advocate for county policies that promote physical activity.
We bring people together to support each other, collaborate and share what they have learnt in working to bring about change.
We encourage the building of shared measures that help us all see the difference we are making to our systems and environment to increase physical activity.
We provide insight into what our county looks like in terms of physical activity – key data, statistics and facts that can help shape what we do to bring about our vision.
We provide training, workshops and consultancy which stimulate debate and provide ideas on how to get people active.
Physical activity can have a transformative impact on the lives of people and communities.
Yet one in five people in Gloucestershire is inactive, and a third don’t move enough to benefit their health. Being physically inactive kills as many people as smoking and costs our local NHS £4.7m a year. If you’re older, on a low income, or are disabled you are more likely to be inactive. This puts you at greater risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type two diabetes, depression and some cancers. Today’s children may be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents.
Physical activity means any activity that involves body movement, uses energy and produces a health benefit, including structured, competitive sport.
We measure the level of physical activity using three categories of physical activity: Inactive, Fairly Active and Active.
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