“If physical activity was a drug it would be regarded as a miracle, so everyone must take it seriously.”
“Only 30% of the UK population are active enough”
“Sports participants are 14.1% more likely to report good health“
“the annual value of health benefits…is estimated at £11.2 billion. ”
” This increase is valued at £1,127 per person per year, or £94 per person per month“
“The benefits of regular physical activity, including sport, have been clearly set out across the life course. In particular regular activity can:
- Prevent ill health and reduce the number of people dying prematurely
- Enhance mental health, quality of life and self-reported wellbeing
- Delay the need for care in older adults (age 65+)
- Reduce health inequalities and improve wider factors influencing health and wellbeing.
“In the UK, the incidence of non-communicable disease which can be attributed to physical inactivity includes:
- 10.5% of coronary heart disease cases
- 18.7% of colon cancer cases
- 17.9% of breast cancer cases
- 13.0% of type 2 diabetes cases
- 16.9% of premature all-cause mortality.”
“The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has reported on evidence* which showed that:
Sport participation is associated with higher wellbeing.
This increase is valued at £1,127 per person per year, or £94 per person per month
“The economic argument is also strong.
In developed countries, physical inactivity accounts for 1.5%-3.0% of total direct healthcare costs.