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Great Coaching can help people with long-term health conditions increase their activity levels

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Posted 3rd September 2019

UK Coaching, the lead agency for coaching in the UK, is supporting a new campaign to help people with long-term health conditions to be more active.

Fifteenn leading health and social care charities have come together for the first time to launch We Are Undefeatable, a campaign which aims to help people with long-term health conditions build physical activity into their lives, in a way that their condition allows, and to celebrate every victory big or small.

With expertise, insight and significant National Lottery funding from Sport England, the campaign is part of the sports council’s long-term drive to change cultural and social norms around long-term health conditions and physical activity, helping more people get active in a way that’s right for them.

Currently, over one in four people in England live with at least one long-term health condition, and are twice as likely to be leading an inactive lifestyle than those living without one. However, being active can contribute towards the management of over 20 health conditions such as depression and type-2 diabetes. It can also reduce the risk of developing some conditions by up to 40% and can delay the onset of and reduce the severity of many.

To provide coaches, as well as the organisations that employ, deploy and support coaches, with the reassurance they need to help people with long-term health conditions to be active, UK Coaching has created a dedicated We Are Undefeatable section on its website.

The page highlights a range of guides and resources available to coaches, and reinforces the power of Great Coaching as a tool to help people with long-term health conditions build a positive relationship with being active.

Head over to ukcoaching.org/weareundefeatable to check out the guide.

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