Active Ageing

Our Active Ageing campaign is all about raising awareness of the importance of physical activity and highlighting the UK Medical Officers recommendation that adults in England should take part in at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity each week.

Why is regular activity important we hear you say? Well not only does it reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but it also reduces your risk of getting all kinds of conditions, just take a look at this fact sheet.

Getting your 150 minutes of weekly activity shouldn’t be a pain, spend it doing something you love just like our 150 minute movers. Click on the links below to read their stories and find out what activities they do. Who knows, maybe it will inspire you to try something new!

Joan, 92, Suffolk
Lin, 76, Wrentham
Dick, 84 and Richard 60, Long Melford
Mary, 78, Suffolk
Alan, 60 Haverhill
Margaret, 78, Kessingland
Brian, Newmarket
Pat, 66, Battisford
Ralph, 73 Stowmarket
Gillian, Suffolk
Eileen, 76, Ipswich
Elaine, 64, Ipswich
Miss L, 67, Ipswich
Mr J, 75, Suffolk

If you need some more inspiration, download our ’15 things for 150 mins’ activity card by clicking here, it contains a variety of moderate intensity activities that count towards your 150 minutes of weekly activity.

And if that isn’t enough, here is a list of partnership organisations that are working with us to keep Suffolk active, click on the links below to see what activities they offer:

Abbeycroft Leisure

Suffolk Sport

Fit Villages

Everyone Active

Ipswich Borough Council

ActivLives

Suffolk Year of Walking

To help you achieve your 150 minutes of weekly activity we have put together a three month Activity Log for you to use to track your activity. Simply jot down what activity you have done, including how long for, and at the end of the week count it all up. To get started, download the log by clicking here.

🍉🏃‍♀️10 week - Healthy living family programme 🍉🏃‍♀️

We take an approach that focuses more on the importance of healthy lifestyles, instead of encouraging weight loss, where there are no unrealistic expectations.

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🍅🥑 10 week - Healthy living family programme 🍉🍅

The whole family can learn more about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity, supporting you all to set and achieve realistic goals that will see you in achieving a healthier lifestyle that can be maintained.

Great turn out for our Christmas event for people with diabetes. Lots of advice on enjoying the festive season without risking damage to health. http://bit.ly/2qKb77P #healthyeating @OneLifeSuffolk @DiabetesUK @ActiveNorfolk @Sentinelleisure @SuffolkFire @SlimmingWorld @EoECoop

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Address: OneLife Suffolk, Inspire Suffolk, Lindbergh Road, Ipswich, IP3 9QX

Contact Number: 01473 718193

Email: info@onelifesuffolk.co.uk

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