Exercise – how do you encourage people to be physically active?

How can you help to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Reading through increased physical activity? Did you know that increased physical activity can have a positive impact on many different health conditions including diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, mental wellbeing and obesity?

Physical activity helps school children to concentrate, can lead to more productivity in the workforce and can improve the general well being of communities.

Reading’s Public Health team is working on a “Physical Activity Framework” – they want to take a strategic approach that includes all the key players such as transport, primary health care, voluntary organisations ….

A starting point is to map out what is already on offer. We already know a wide range of local voluntary and community groups which run health walks, exercise and dance classes, sporting activities, community games, allotments etc.

To help in the mapping, please let us know what you do to encourage physical activity. Tell us if you work in a specific area, with a specific community or age group, or people with a particular health condition.

Please contact Sarah Morland sarah.morland@rva.org.uk 0118 9023913

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