Weʼre raising £20,000 to Start a new nationwide fun fitness and sports scheme for obese people to get fit and healthy.
- Fakenham, UK
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The Health survey for England estimates that 26.2% of adults in England are obese and a further 35.2% are overweight but not obese. This is a growing problem that desperately needs tackling.
Fitness and exercise can be daunting for people that are not used to it, it can be considered boring being told by your doctor "you need to loose weight, exercise more" it can be uninspiring going to a gym or a run. Some people, especially men find it awquard going to places like weight watchers or slimming world.
Like myself who is also obese and trying to loose weight I struggle to stay motivated, I like to play sports but can't join any clubs or teams due to being out of condition or embarrassed.
Motivated by events such as walking football for the elderly, Invictus games for the wounded serviceman and the Paralympics for the disabled I would like to bring community sports to the unfit and overweight. Sports ranging from football, cricket, athletics, cycling, running, swimming, basketball and plenty more. Teams playing together and against each other combining fun, competition and exercise with people seeking the same goal, while also building friendship and helping each other achieve their goals.
One of the other concepts of this scheme is to hold an annual sporting competition featuring people from all over the country competing against each other, a chance for people to show pride in how far they have come and raise awareness of the dangers of obesity.
Everyone knows someone whether It be family or friends that need to take a big step to improve their fitness and health and this is a way of making it more accessible to people that are worried about taking the first step. whatever your age, sex, size or fitness level we can all have fun together.
100% of all funds raised will go to setting up this scheme nationwide in conjunction with existing sports centres and venues, buying equipment and raising awareness of the scheme.
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