The need for our services
The way we live our lives has changed significantly over the past few decades and we are now less physically active than at any time in human history. At the same time, there is now overwhelming evidence that links physical inactivity with a growing range of acute, chronic and life-threatening diseases and health conditions.
As well as being a source of enjoyment, sport and physical activity has proven benefits for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Being active at every age increases quality of life and everyone's chances of remaining healthy and independent.
Physical activity has been identified as the fourth leading risk factor in global mortality.
Only 21% of boys and 16% of girls aged 5 – 15 are achieving the recommended daily amount of physical activity to develop healthy musculoskeletal tissues, a healthy cardiovascular system and maintain a healthy body weight.
Physical activity in adulthood can reduce the risk of early death by up to 35% and reduces the risk of some some cancers by up to 50%.