“If physical activity was a drug it would be regarded as a miracle, so everyone must take it seriously.”
Sport provides a random, real exhilaration becoming worryingly scarce in our digital times.
Win or lose,
rain or shine,
for fun or for the cup…
We want to help make it easier to enjoy one of the most fun, inclusive & effective forms of social prescription there is…SPORT!
What is “Social Prescription“?
Our mission is to make staying healthy through sport an affordable option for as many people as possible.
“Only 30% of the UK population are active enough for their health.*
“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
Sports participants are 14.1% more likely to report good health than non-participants.
“The economic argument is also strong.
In developed countries, physical inactivity accounts for 1.5%-3.0% of total direct healthcare costs.
“Sport England’s research into the economic value of sport showed that the annual value of health benefits from people taking part in sport is estimated at £11.2 billion. “