Live & Age Well

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).

Live Well

Our aim

Increase physical activity and sport across the adult population, reducing inequalities and contributing to health, wealth and wellbeing.

We know that participation falls off across the lifecourse and there is a strong evidence base to highlight the role that physical activity and sport can play in supporting prevention and early intervention against a range of risk factors. For many of the least active adults, if we don’t take the opportunities to influence their attitudes and behaviours now, we risk the negative health and economic outcomes to which being active can help avoid.

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Age Well

Our aim

Make active ageing a central pillar within the Greater Manchester ageing hub supporting the Greater Manchester ambition for an age friendly city-region, which will lead to better health, wellbeing and independence.

Greater Manchester’s vision is for older residents to be able to contribute to and benefit from sustained prosperity and enjoy a good quality of life. Greater Manchester’s population is ageing rapidly. By 2036, 14% of the total population will be 75 and over - an increase of 75% from 2011. If we don’t do things differently those at risk of social isolation and loneliness is forecast to increase, with related impacts on physical and mental health and wellbeing. Physical Activity and sport are well positioned to support Greater Manchester’s aspiration to become the UK’s first age-friendly city-region and a national leader on ageing in place.

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