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What we do

Working closely with partners nationally and across Greater Manchester we bring expertise, value, leadership and a strong track record of delivery to the acceleration of physical activity and sport engagement in our county by working across the 12 priorities of Greater Manchester Moving.

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Physical activity can reduce the risk of all-cause mortality by 30%, yet over a quarter (26.8%) of the Greater Manchester population is inactive and nearly 4/10 (39.4%) are not active enough to benefit their health (i.e. not reaching Chief Medical Officer guidelines of 150 minutes a week).

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Research into the costs of physical inactivity, showed that NHS providers in England spent more than £900m in 2009/10 in treating people with diseases that could be prevented if more people were physically active.