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People of Warwick among most active in the UK

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Latest figures from Sport England have revealed that people living in Warwick District are amongst the best in the country when it comes to taking regular exercise.

The most recent ‘Active Lives’ survey, which provides an overview of sport and physical activity levels amongst the over 16s in England, has shown that Warwick District has the highest ‘Active’ population across the sub region at 70.9% which is 9.3% higher than the sub regional average (61.6%) and 10% higher than the national average (60.9%).  

Councillor Liam Bartlett, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Tourism and Leisure commented:

“These statistics are really encouraging and not only reflect the success of our investment in the local leisure centres, but also the plethora of opportunities available across the district to take part in physical activities whatever your age or fitness level.”

“It’s also important that we introduce those who aren’t currently participating to the health benefits of taking regular exercise. Losing weight and building fitness levels can greatly reduce risks of illness or hospitalisation from Covid-19 and also some common cancers, blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes. We are therefore delighted to see the resurgence of local well-being walks with several taking place each week across Warwick, Leamington and Kenilworth.” 

A list of venues and times for continuing fitness activities in Kenilworth can be found by visiting the leisure centre page of the Warwick District Council website.

 

Written by: David Watkins

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