Active Calderdale: A physical activity strategy to deliver the most active Borough in the North of England, by 2021.
Being active is vital to good health and wellbeing.
Now available everywhere, the drug that:
- improves strength and endurance;
- helps control weight;
- reduces anxiety and stress;
- increases self-esteem;
- improves concentration and attention;
- can improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels;
- improves academic performance;
- results in healthy muscles and bones; and
- is free of charge and safe for children.
It is called physical activity.
Almost 30% of adults in Calderdale are currently inactive and we want people moving more. In rising to this challenge, we are working closely with IBM. In 2015, they selected our Council for an IBM Corporate Citizenship Initiative. This focuses on improving health and wellbeing in communities around the world.
In October 2015, a team of six IBM experts worked for three weeks to deliver recommendations on improving wellbeing through physical activity in Calderdale. IBM’s findings and recommendations have been pivotal in drafting our strategy.
We have also ensured our strategy is aligned with Sport England’s Towards An Active Nation Strategy 2016-2021. Our aspiration is to be one of Sport England’s ten places to develop and deliver local pilot schemes which are being identified in the next couple of months.
Our strategy is intended to be overarching and action plans will be developed with a view to realising our vision. We want to hear from local partners and organisations who work collectively to make up ‘the system’ and who seek to improve local communities.
Our efforts will be a true collaboration and led by the needs of local people, insight and demand.
We want to understand how we can deliver sustainable physical activity changes, which are customer focussed.
For more information on our strategy, see: Active Calderdale: Physical Activity Strategy [PDF 3956KB].
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