Council encourages residents to move more

Date: 03/09/14

We are encouraging residents to think about their health and wellbeing as a part of the Move More Everyday campaign.

As a part of the initiative the Council is urging residents to have fun, get energetic and increase their physical activity. The message comes as research shows that 30 minutes of moderate exercise can help to prevent serious conditions for adults including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

Cllr Pat Garbutt, Cabinet member for Adults and Health said: "It is important to remind people the many benefits of exercise for their long term health which can help reduce the chances of getting various conditions.

"Many people think physical activity has to be strenuous like going to the gym – but it can be a whole host of activities from dancing, gardening, going to the park, and walking to school and back. Any physical activity which makes your heart beat quicker, makes you breath faster and makes you warm - will be doing you good.

"As people get more active this means they can benefit from potential health gains throughout their life time and I urge everyone to move more every day."

For hints and tips on being active visit the Wakefield Wellbeing Facebook or