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New research released today by 15 leading UK charities with support from Sport England shows that the majority of people with a long-term health condition want to do more exercise, but are twice as likely to be inactive – despite evidence that keeping active can help manage many symptoms.
In light of the research, ‘We Are Undefeatable’ is being launched – a new campaign that aims to inspire, reassure and support people with chronic conditions to be active.
The research showed that:
· 69% of people living with long term health conditions would like to be more active
· 65% say it would help manage or improve their condition, with improved mood and wellbeing seen as the biggest benefit (52%)
· Nearly a quarter (24%) of people with a long term health condition feared that physical activity would make their health issues worse and nearly half (43%) would like more help and advice on how to be more active.
Aston spoke to Diana Moran a.k.a. The Green Goddess, fitness expert to discuss the research and also spoke about the new campaign.