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Research into the costs of physical inactivity, showed that NHS providers in England spent more than £900m in 2009/10 in treating people with diseases that could be prevented if more people were physically active.
Physical activity can reduce the risk of all-cause mortality by 30%, yet over a quarter (26.8%) of the Greater Manchester population is inactive and nearly 4/10 (39.4%) are not active enough to benefit their health (i.e. not reaching Chief Medical Officer guidelines of 150 minutes a week).
GreaterSport have worked with Sporting Equals to understand BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Groups’ activity levels, attitudes, motivations and barriers to sport and physical activity across Greater Manchester. Both organisations felt it was important to share some of the key findings.