WHY PLAY?

Before COVID happened, more of us were getting more active, more often, with a slight increase year-on-year, with just over 62% were classed as active (150+ minutes per week).

 

COVID-19 has had an effect on all of us this year and our ability to be active.

Since March 2020 lockdown, there has been a drop of 7% of active adults, that represents 3 MILLION people are now doing less than the recommended level of exercise

 

Being active is proven to help build your immune system, which helps fight off illnesses and disease.

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In the same Sport England survey, they found that:

  • Every £1 spent on community sport and physical activity generates nearly £4 for the English economy and society

  • £3.6bn worth of savings generated by the prevention of 900,000 cases of diabetes

  • £450m saved by preventing 30m additional GP visits

  • Only a 1/3rd of those aged 75+ were able to do exercise, and now over 50% are classed as inactive

  • Those with long term health issues have been affected dramatically, with activity levels ranging between only 50% (1 health issue) down to 33% (3+) being able to access services.

BY PLAYING THE FITNESS LOTTERY EVERY WEEK, YOU WILL BE HELPING PEOPLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY BECOME ACTIVE AGAIN