There are one million adults between the ages of 25 to 50 across Greater Manchester, 28.5% of which are inactive. We want to change what being active means in the different settings that adults find themselves in everyday life. Being an active adult doesn’t have to be about strenuous exercise, big benefits can be seen by making simple changes to our daily lives.
There are cultural, structural and systemic barriers to active lives for adults. These differ for people from different backgrounds, life stages, circumstances and characteristics. Adults from different population groups experience inequalities and inactivity differently, and our collective approaches need to recognise and respond to that diversity.
We know that activity levels reduce with age. However, there is a strong evidence base that highlights how physical activity and sport can support against a range of health-related risk factors. By enabling the least active adults, to move more, we can help to avoid the negative health and economic outcomes related to inactivity.