As part of the ‘Connected’ Community Plan for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, the Get Moving ABC Partners (Council, Education, Health and Community Volunteer Sector) have developed a Get Moving ABC Framework. This exciting new collective plan is designed to positively impact the health and wellbeing of the people living in our Borough by ‘Getting Everyone Moving’, with a focus on communities, workplaces and schools.
In a recent report the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) said that ‘if physical activity were a drug, we would refer to it as a miracle cure, due to the great many illnesses it can prevent and help treat.’ In the latest guidelines (2019) it is recommended that children 1-5 years should have at least 3 hours of movement per day, with older children and those under 18 aiming for at least 1 hour of physical activity per day. For adults, the aim should be at least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. With physical inactivity a global problem the CMO has some simple messages:
- Some is good, more is better
- Make a start today, it’s never too late
- Every minute counts
To ensure we have optimum impact and achieve the vision of ‘Get Everyone Moving’ we will need everyone’s commitment to help us become the most physically active borough in Northern Ireland.
We are dedicated to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to tell us what they think and we are committed to listening. If you currently participate or don’t participate in physical activity we want to hear from you. We are particular keen to hear from groups of people that are currently under-represented in sport and physical activity, for example females, people with a disability, those on low income and those from rural areas and would like to find out what would encourage you to participate.
Two public consultations sessions have been arranged for Tuesday 11 February 2020 at Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre. An afternoon session has been organised from 2.30 – 4.30pm with an evening session from 6.30 – 8.30pm. Booking is essential as places at each session are limited.
Book your space for the public consultation: