Gloucestershire, let’s get active together!
We can move, a social movement that supports people to get active, no matter their age or ability, is launching a campaign on Monday 4 July, to encourage people in Gloucestershire to get moving.
We can move brings together organisations, communities, sports and activity providers and individuals in a bid to reduce inequalities and encourage people to get active. Gloucestershire County Council is one of the many organisations involved in the movement.
Results from a recent survey carried out by Sport England, show that almost a quarter of people in Gloucestershire are inactive, with 13% of people only fairly active. There are also stark inequalities with some people and places disproportionally impacted such as people living with a disability.
We can move originally launched in 2018, but Covid-19 has dramatically affected activity rates which means the need for we can move is even more important. Although people are getting more active since the pandemic, 23% still remain inactive.
The campaign which kicks off on Monday 4 July, aims to encourage people to get physically active so they can feel the benefits not only to their physical health but mental health too. The campaign aims to inspire people to get moving, connect with organisations, community groups and activity providers and enable people to get the support they need to get active themselves or to help others around them.
Over the coming weeks, we can move will be sharing advice and top tips on how people can add physical activity to their daily routine and will highlight the ways in which physical activity can make a positive impact on a person’s health and wellbeing.
In addition to this, we can move will be encouraging more organisations, groups and individuals to join the movement so they can work together to make being physically active in Gloucestershire normal and easy.
For more information on we can move, to follow the we can move campaign or to sign up for tips on getting active, go to www.wecanmove.net or if you would like to support the campaign, you can download the support pack here.
If you know of an organisation, community group, sports club, activity provider or fitness professional who would like to join the movement to help others get active, pass this message on and ask them to go to Join The Movement | Increase Physical Activity Opportunities | We Can Move or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org