Let's Make Falkirk More Active
What is the 'Let's Make Falkirk More Active' campaign?
'Let's Make Falkirk More
Active' is a campaign to develop healthy, physically active and vibrant communities
across the Falkirk Council area.
The national long-term vision is to significantly
increase levels of physical activity, particularly among disadvantaged groups, through
encouraging a mass participation culture, with as much emphasis on physical activity
as competitive sport.
What we hope to achieve
In Falkirk our aim is to have more
people, more active, more often. This will help to improve health, educational attainment
and social inclusion in the area.
The national target, which Falkirk has adopted,
is for 50% of the adult population and for 80% of children to be reasonably active
This means that everyone should try to do at least 30 minutes of moderate
physical activity five times a week. At present, only around 30% of the population
is reasonably active, so we have a challenge on our hands!
What does the campaign
The campaign comprises:
- the Physical Activity Strategy
- the promotion
of physical activity as a regular part of our lives
- the promotion of physical
activities in the community
Who's involved in the 'Let's Make Falkirk More Active'
- Falkirk Council
- NHS Forth Valley
- Active Schools
- Our gyms
- CVS Falkirk
- Active Forth
- Step Forth
- Paths for All
- Braveheart Walking Groups
- Falkirk Community Planning Partnership
Health & Fitness Officer