Residents to be quizzed on what prevents them from exercising

Date: 21/10/2014
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We are keen to find out what things may prevent residents from exercising or being as active as they'd like to be.

A survey has been developed to understand whether there are reasons to why people do or don't take physical activity and if so, what they are. To capture the views of all age groups there are two surveys to complete; one survey for people aged 19 and over and another survey for people aged 18 and under.

Cllr Les Shaw, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport said: "Getting more people physically active is a priority for us. To help us support people make healthy choices, we'd like to know how active residents are and how active they'd like to be.

"The surveys will give us a really good insight into how active people are, enabling us to support residents keep healthy."

The survey takes 10 minutes to complete and participants have the option to be entered into a draw to win prizes including £10 High Street vouchers.

As part of the wider work looking at physical activity, the Council is also collecting information about what opportunities there are to get active in the district. Anyone who runs a football, dance, hockey, gym or a similar club is being encouraged to let the Council know. These details will be included in a document to promote what's on offer to residents in Wakefield.

For further details contact healthimprovement@wakefield.gov.uk or telephone 01924 307348

The surveys can be accessed by visiting www.wakefield.gov.uk/physicalactivity
All data collected in the survey will remain confidential. ​