Exercise Professionals - Ukactive launches Manifesto for an Active Britain ahead of general election...
23 Aug 2017 Exercise professionals: News, jobs and training
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

03 May 2017

Ukactive launches Manifesto for an Active Britain ahead of general election
BY Tom Walker

Active ageing is among the manifesto's five areas to be improved

Active ageing is among the manifesto's five areas to be improved

Ukactive has launched a five-point manifesto designed to improve the health of the nation, urging all parties to adopt policies within it ahead of the forthcoming general election on 8 June.

Calling the election the “most important for a generation” ukactive said the election offers an opportunity to mend “a society that doesn’t value physical activity highly enough”.

“Physical inactivity costs the UK economy an estimated £20bn per year and causes 37,000 deaths per annum,” ukactive states in the Manifesto for an Active Britain.

“With an ageing population and an NHS at breaking point, we must build movement back into our daily lives to reap the physical mental and social benefits before it is too late.”

The document lists five areas – schools, workplace, high streets, active ageing and a new industrial strategy – in which improvements are needed to make “physical activity the natural choice from cradle to grave”.

For schools, the manifesto calls for new fitness measurement programmes to be rolled out, similar to English and maths tests. Funding from the Sugar Tax should also be used to open up schools over holiday periods for “holistic summer camps” offering all children access to free activity sessions and healthy meals.

Other plans include tackling the “toxic toll of sedentary office culture” by enacting a Workout from Work scheme and investing £1bn in regenerating scheme to transform the UK’s ageing fleet of leisure centres into new community wellness hubs.

There are also measures to promote active ageing. “Our analysis has found that getting Britons aged over 60 to do five 30-minute dance classes a week could help save the NHS £11bn, preventing almost 850,000 cases of disease and injury and saving billions more in social care costs,” the manifesto reads.

To see the full manifesto, click here for the ukactive website.



Connect with
Exercise Professionals
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Welsh Assembly launches physical activity inquiry
Welsh Assembly launches physical activity inquiry   23 Aug 2017

An inquiry into physical activity levels among children and young people in Wales has been launched, with results helping inform and develop the .... more>>
DW Sports pumps £1m into Fitness First Bishopsgate
DW Sports pumps £1m into Fitness First Bishopsgate   23 Aug 2017

Fitness First Bishopsgate, part of the DW Fitness First Group, has undergone a £1m refurbishment, with cash being spent on a new swimming pool, mind .... more>>
Strictly star to lead National Fitness Day workout
Strictly star to lead National Fitness Day workout   23 Aug 2017

Strictly Come Dancing star Darcey Bussell will lead a workout in Central London to kick-start National Fitness Day on Wednesday 27 September. The .... more>>
Anytime Fitness appoints Stuart Broster as UK CEO
Anytime Fitness appoints Stuart Broster as UK CEO   22 Aug 2017

Stuart Broster has been appointed Anytime Fitness UK chief executive - a newly created role in which he is charged with making the brand the largest .... more>>
The Bannatyne Group continues expansion, opening Colchester spa
The Bannatyne Group continues expansion, opening Colchester spa    22 Aug 2017

The Bannatyne Group has expanded its spa portfolio with a £1m refurbishment of the Colchester, Kingsford Park club in England, part of its 2017 .... more>>
Xiaomi becomes top seller of wearables worldwide
Xiaomi becomes top seller of wearables worldwide   22 Aug 2017

Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi has overtaken Apple to become the world’s largest wearables vendor, capturing 17 per cent of the global wearable tech .... more>>
Company profile


Bio

Bio is a trading name of Sanit Group.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

The all new Expresso GO Bike raises the bar for indoor cycling

The all new Expresso GO Bike raises the bar for indoor cycling

Cardio equipment is generally the largest expense that a club makes, but it is often hard for operators to quantify their return on investment. More>>




in this issue

• Westway reopens after giving Grenfell aid
• Rewards 'no incentive' to visit the gym
• Henderson Park buys into UK market



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Team Leader - Full time
Salary: Competitive salary + Excellent Benefits
Location: Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Leisure Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £7.50 per hour
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Company: GLL
Team Leader
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Market Rasen, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Team Leader
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: North Wembley, Wembley, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




24 Aug 2017

Leisure Industry Communication and Marketing Awards

ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia


28-29 Aug 2017

Live Love Spa: Cancun

Playa del Carmen, Mexico



Health Club Management magazine 2017 issue 8
Health Club Management
2017 issue 8

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  IHRSA update: European Congress 2017
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the upcoming IHRSA European Congress 2017. More>>
  Local authority: Local luxury
Local authority clubs are adding spa services More>>


Health Club Management magazine 2017 issue 7

Health Club Management
2017 issue 7

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Interview: Simon Flint
The new CEO of Evolution Wellness on creating a fitness giant in Asia More>>
  Technology: Easy Money
Businesses in the fitness sector have a lot to gain by tapping into the full potential of online mobile and cashless payment systems More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd