Physical inactivity continues to be a hot topic, with a report by not-for-profit health body ukactive showing that public health spending on England’s ‘inactivity epidemic’ will double in the next year.
The ‘Steps to Solving Inactivity‘ report also discusses the findings of a review of physical activity programmes in the country.
The report found that councils have embraced the ‘Everybody Active, Every Day’ challenge, allocating 4% of their public health grant to tackling inactivity in 2014/15, compared with 2013/14’s two percent. More than 70% of councils have raised their budget for physical activity.
The ‘Steps to Solving Inactivity’ report showed that 29% of people in England do less than thirty minutes of moderate physical activity per week.
It concludes that a more robust evaluation of physical activity programmes should be undertaken to ensure that the most effective programmes can be replicated and have a positive impact upon levels of physical activity.