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Physical Activity and Health

There is overwhelming evidence that we should all be physically active and it’s essential if you want to live a healthy and fulfilling life into old age.

Being active keeps us physically and mentally healthy, it improves our social lives and keeps us in touch with our communities.

It can reduce the risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower the risk of early death by up to 35%.

We want to get everybody across South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire active every day. How are you going to play your part?


Public Health England (PHE) wants to drive a step change in the public’s health. Look at how the national physical activity framework can help to get Everybody Active, Every Day.

Everybody active, every day – An evidence-based approach to physical activity
Everybody active, every day. What works – the evidence


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