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Being Active

Population Outcome: People in Suffolk and North East Essex are Active

Being physically active improves our ability to do everyday activities. It can reduce the risk of major illnesses, including coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer and lower the risk of early death by almost a third. It’s also good for our brains – it can boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing stress, clinical depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Indicators

Barometer Measure

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Date about Activity Levels

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The Story Behind the Outcome

Lived Experience

Films

Healthy behaviours

Supporting active lives

'Stand Tall' West Suffolk Alliance

Reports

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Quotes

Being active in older age

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Exercise to keep healthy

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Published Evidence

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Further Reading

References & Further Reading

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Our Ambition

What we know matters and why

What matters?Why?
I am healthier through an active lifeBeing more active can improve my wellbeing, stamina and strength, and may reduce reliance on some treatments.
I know what types of activity can help me be healthyRecognising that activity does not just mean structured exercise enables me to incorporate movement into my life more easily.

Guidance from experts in my health conditions enables me to be more active in a safe way.
I can access activities in my communityAffordable activities, available at times and in places convenient to me, increase opportunities for me to exercise regularly.
I am treated as an individualUnderstanding the practical, social, economic and emotional barriers to being active means that advice and support to be more active is better tailored to my needs.

A non-judgemental attitude means I am not stigmatised or feel blamed, which deters me from being more active.

Taking time to explore with me how I can be more active, and giving me meaningful choices, means I can be more confident that I can achieve my goals.

How will things be different in Suffolk and North East Essex

We will co-produce information on the variety of free and low cost activities locally for individuals, families and social groups.We will enable greater access to activities at times and in places convenient to those with work and caring commitments.
We will offer sensitive support to people and families who have been inactive for some time to gain the confidence and motivation to change.We will enable access to advice, guidance and peer support to those with health conditions and disabilities on safe and appropriate activities for their healt/h.

Case Studies

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Relevant plans and strategies

ICS

NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board
Joint Forward Plan
Be Well

Last Updated on 21 February 2024

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