Over 1 in 4 people live with at least one long-term health condition and these numbers are rising. You are twice as likely to be inactive if you have a health condition, however being active can help to manage over 20 long-term conditions such as depression and type 2 diabetes; it reduces the risk of developing some conditions by up to 40% and can delay the onset of and reduce the severity of many health conditions.
When you're managing a long term health condition, being active is about finding what works for you. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, there are many, many ways to be active, including some that people may not realise actually count.
Following last year's £1.7 million investment of National Lottery funding in The Richmond Group of Charities, we are excited to support the new 'We Are Undefeatable' campaign. Backed by expertise, insight and significant National Lottery funding from Sport England, the campaign aims to support people with health conditions to be active through the ups and downs, celebrating every little victory.
How can you get involved?
Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire is keen to ensure that members of the public, as well as our partners gain the maximum benefit from the campaign, whether that be promoting your services and activities, upskilling coaches, leaders and volunteers or helping to boost participation across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Have ideas around activating the campaign in your local area? Have a chat with us and find out where we could add value for you.
Do you run a session that may be suitable for individuals with a health condition? If so, we want to hear from you. Upload your sessions to our Activity Finder.