MOVE SUFFOLK WEEK
The inaugural Move Suffolk Week has now finished and it was a great success.
But we would encourage you to carry on moving…and some of the incentives offered by our partners are still available so it’s worth having a look or contacting them.
Go on move more!
Introducing the Big Ballet Bertha Dance
OFFERS AND FREE SESSIONS
We’ve pulled together a great range of offers, free sessions and tasters for you to try. See all offers and free sessions
Please note as Move Suffolk Week is now over, many of these offers are not available.
Fitness Offers & Free Sessions
See our huge range of fitness classes, personal training and other great offers
What is Move Suffolk Week?
Working with friends and partners, the first ever Move Suffolk Week takes place between the 18th and 26th May 2019. Our aims are to:
- Celebrate the amazing range of opportunities there are to be active in Suffolk
- Educate everyone about how active they should be for good health
- Motivate everyone in Suffolk to get moving or to move more often
The Big Ballet Bertha dance
With partners, organisations and friends across the county…
Why move more?
healthier = happier! 🙂
Whatever your age, there’s strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and happier life.
People who exercise regularly have a lower risk of developing many long-term (chronic) conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers.
Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
a longer & more fulfilling life
Given the overwhelming evidence, it seems obvious that we should all be physically active. It’s essential if you want to live a healthy and fulfilling life into old age.
It’s medically proven that people who do regular physical activity have:
- up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
- up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
- up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
- up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
- a 30% lower risk of early death
- up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
- up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
- a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
- up to a 30% lower risk of depression
- up to a 30% lower risk of dementia
Although it was great feeling physically healthier, for me, the mental health benefits and how it made me feel were so much better. I felt more confident and had more energy.
Cat took part in the Great East Swim and met a friend for life, Claire.Cat