We would like to seek your views on our draft Healthy and Active Lifestyles Strategy to help us build a healthier and more active community through increased participation in sport, physical activity and active recreation.
 
The Draft Healthy and Active Lifestyles Strategy can be opened in a separate window for reading and reference.

Activity Guidelines, published by the four UK Chief Medical Officers, focus on being active everyday and provide recommended minimum levels of activity for each age group:

·         Under-fives: 180 minutes - three hours - each day, once a child is able to walk.

·         Children and young people (5-18 year olds): 60 minutes and up to several hours every day of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity. Three days a week should include vigorous intensity activities that strengthen muscle and bone.

·         Adults (19-64 years old) and older people (65+): 150 minutes - two and half hours - each week of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (and adults should aim to do some physical activity every day). Muscle strengthening activity should also be included twice a week.

Further information can be found at:
 
The NHS Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults can also be referenced.

 For the purpose of this consultation, active recreation encompasses such things as:

Sport - e.g. Tennis, Football, Rugby, Cricket
Physical Activity - e.g. Gym, Fitness classes, swimming
Active Recreation - e.g. walking, cycling, dancing
 
but not exclusively and not necessarily within the categories designated above.

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