A package of measures to help inactive people become fitter have been unveiled by public health minister Caroline Flint.

She said pilots had shown that physical activity interventions are cost-effective and can save the NHS money in the long-term by reducing ill health.

An exercise referral scheme resulted in more than 70 per cent of those who were sedentary or only lightly active achieving recommended levels of physical activity.

She said the most successful schemes would be rolled out across the country.

Read the press release here

A package of measures to help inactive people become fitter have been unveiled by public health minister Caroline Flint.

She said pilots had shown that physical activity interventions are cost-effective and can save the NHS money in the long-term by reducing ill health.

An exercise referral scheme resulted in more than 70 per cent of those who were sedentary or only lightly active achieving recommended levels of physical activity.

She said the most successful schemes would be rolled out across the country.

Read the press release here