District in top ten for healthy life
A MAJOR national report has found that East Cambridgeshire is the 10th healthiest area in the country. Market analysis organisations TNS and CACI looked at lifestyles and health levels in more than 400 local authorities across the UK to find the 10 healt
A MAJOR national report has found that East Cambridgeshire is the 10th healthiest area in the country.
Market analysis organisations TNS and CACI looked at lifestyles and health levels in more than 400 local authorities across the UK to find the 10 healthiest and 10 most unhealthy areas.
Official data, levels of illness, and market research all contributed to the wide-ranging study, which named Merthyr Tydfil in Wales as the most unhealthy place to live and the Isles of Scilly as the healthiest.
East Cambs was identified as an area where people are generally healthy and have lifestyles that are less prone to serious illness.
You may also want to watch:
Phillip Turner, senior sports and leisure officer at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: "We are all increasingly aware of the importance of our general health and the need to look after ourselves. In another recent survey for the district, Sport England found just over 21 per cent of adults are participating in some levels of sport which is above the national average."
He said the council works with a range of partners, including leisure centres, county sports partnerships and the Primary Care Trust on referral schemes, Heartbeat Healthy Walks, a community dietician and a range of sports development programmes.
- 1 Shocks all round as police pull over 'white van man'
- 2 Fire destroys family bungalow in the Fens
- 3 G's to help save Christmas for poultry industry
- 4 Triple judo Olympic champion to give masterclass for Ely Dojo
- 5 New Ely cinema, royal visit, Welney gets a hall and Thomas a new car
- 6 Motion calls for community housing review in four villages
- 7 Seven men jailed for stealing bikes worth £70k
- 8 New-look Crusaders show fighting spirit to earn comeback triumph
- 9 WATCH: Flying Scotsman steams through Cambridgeshire Fens
- 10 HGV driver courses set up to help meet critical shortages
"There is more that can be done," he said. "There are still a large number of people who are not doing any exercise at all - the Government recommends that everyone should do at least five 30- minute sessions of moderate intensity physical activity per week to benefit our health.