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29 per cent of people in England are classed as physically inactive. Inactivity leads to obesity and is responsible for one in six deaths in the UK making it as dangerous as smoking.
Childhood obesity in on the rise, it increases the risk of developing serious health problems in later life such as coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. The latest figures from the National Child Measurement Programme show that almost a third of 10-11 year olds were overweight or obese and over a fifth of 4-5 year olds were overweight or obese. If obesity is treated in childhood, some of these health problems may be reversed, or even prevented. Children are more likely to grow into adulthood with a healthy weight.The main way to treat a child who is overweight or obese is to look at changes that can be made to their lifestyle. Such changes include eating more healthily and doing plenty of physical activity.
By providing free, fun and accessible physical activity and performing arts to young people and communities, we aim to get young people more active more often and develop a passion for physical activity and the arts. Our overarching goal is to foster a nation of individuals and communities who believe that physical activity is a daily priority.
We also use the medium of physical activity and performing arts to provide young unemployed people with pathways to education and employment. Youth crime rates in England and Wales are increasing.Organised sports and arts programmes can contribute to reducing youth crime by giving young people a positive identity, a feeling of empowerment and by passing on skills such as leadership, teamwork and self governance. The impact of these sporting interventions has seen a reduction in anti social behaviour and the risk of further exclusion.
These children are our workforce of tomorrow, Premier Foundation provides fun and exciting solutions to takles these issues.