Something has to change… and it’s us!

Something has to change… and it’s us! back to Events

21 Sep 2018, 9:45am - 4:15pm

21st September 2018 at Redcar & Cleveland College Conference Centre

Physical inactivity is responsible for one in six UK deaths (equal to smoking). 39% (almost two million people) do not achieve the level of physical activity recommended by the Chief Medical Officer and inactivity is estimated to cost the UK £7.4 billion annually.  In contrast, being physically active plays a key part in helping us live longer, healthier and happier lives and it provides significant health and well-being benefits. It can help to prevent and manage over 20 chronic conditions, including some cancers, type 2 diabetes heart, and respiratory diseases.
Supporting people to become more active is a top priority in building a great place to live. To achieve a significant level of change requires a ‘whole system’ approach to tackling physical inactivity.
However, systems are often complex and the impact of interactions within them unclear. To change the system requires strong relationships, an agreed vision and shared values and the drive from people within the system – people like YOU.  We are at the very start of our journey. Please join us at the conference to make your contribution on how we can change the local ‘system’ to create
a great place to live and be active!
Please email to book your place at the conference (two places per organisation).

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