A PLAN to encourage more people in Inverclyde to become physically active and improve their long-term health and well-being is being launched.
The Inverclyde Active Living Strategy has been developed in partnership with local agencies and organisations to reduce levels of obesity and ill-health while promoting the positive benefits of leading a physically active lifestyle.
A consultation exercise is now underway looking for feedback and suggestions regarding the strategy.
Chairman of Inverclyde Community Health and Care Partnership Councillor Joe McIlwee said: "Most people living and working in Inverclyde are not physically active enough to benefit their health. We want to encourage people to be more active more often throughout their daily lives as we know physical activity can help protect against many of Scotland’s leading chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. I encourage as many people to respond during this consultation period to help us plan for the long-term health benefit of Inverclyde.”
A short online survey can be found at www.research.net/s/ActiveLivingStrategy
Alternatively a paper version can be downloaded at www.inverclyde.gov.uk and should be returned freepost to Inverclyde Community Care Forum, FREEPOST NAT 19233, Greenock, PA15 1BR.
It should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire. The deadline for completion is Friday 27 July.