Investing in Public Health & Active Lifestyles

An active lifestyle involves keeping physically and mentally active, eating a healthy diet, not smoking, drinking in moderation, pursuing one or a number of interests and leading a sociable life.

Through the work and research of the Group we aim to identify cost effective practical approaches that support and enable such a lifestyle. To achieve this aim The Public Health and Active Lifestyles Working Group consists of representatives of organisations with a wide range of interests and expertise, older people themselves, and researchers.

We encourage organisations to adopt evaluated programmes – on their own or in partnership – and to review the evidence base to influence the new Health and Well-Being and Commissioning structures in order to promote active lifestyles nationwide. As an underlying theme the Group has decided to use the principles identified within 5 Ways to Health and Wellbeing