"The nation's youngsters are not getting the activity they need to stay strong, fit, healthy and happy. As soon as we become sedentary our aging process accelerates and we create a perfect environment to initiate disease.

Getting active not only brings physiological benefits – it can improve mental health too. Active young people are more alert, and less likely to suffer from stress or depression." Dr William Bird , CEO, Intelligent Health

Given physical activity levels among today’s 11-25 year-olds, the costs of healthcare to treat diseases, and the reduced quality and length of life lost to these illnesses, are expected to amount to £53.3 billion over their lifetimes

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