One Running Movement, a collaborative evolution for movement and change #MoveForLife
We are on a mission at O>R>M to encourage #MoveForLife in order to create social change by commitment to utilising the power of sport to improve health, strengthen resilience, building mental health and increasing overall confidence through running, daily activity and movement.
One Running Movement was established to help to create more active communities, provide social intergenerational connectivity and support the creation of healthy habits by working together.
Public Health England & Health Education England’s latest research shows that physical inactivity is responsible for one in six UK deaths (equal to smoking) and is estimated to cost the UK £7.4 billion annually (including £0.9 billion to the NHS alone). Unfortunately our population is around 20% less active than in the 1960’s. If current trends continue, it will be 35% less active by 2030.
Many people don’t realise that physical activity has significant benefits for health, both physical and mental, and can help to prevent and manage over 20 chronic conditions and diseases, including some cancers, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression.
Regular physical activity reduces your risk of the below by:
- Dementia by up to 20%
- Depression by up to 30%
- Colon cancer by 30%
- Cardiovascular disease by up to 35%
- Type 2 Diabetes by up to 40%
Obesity and excess weight are significant health issues for adults across the life course and into old age. Carrying excess weight can have significant implications for an individual’s physical and mental health. There isn’t a single intervention that can tackle obesity on its own, at population or at an individual level. Causes of obesity are multi-factorial, including biological, physiological, psycho-social, behavioural and environmental factors. The childhood obesity plan alone has a commitment to halve the rate of childhood obesity by 2030.
Obesity is a complex problem with many drivers, including our behaviour, environment, genetics and culture. However, at its root obesity is caused by an energy imbalance: taking in more energy through food than we use through activity. Physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits for children, such as muscle and bone strength, health and fitness, improved quality of sleep and maintenance of a healthy weight. There is also evidence that physical activity and participating in organised sports and after school clubs is linked to improved academic performance.
The economic costs are great, too. We spend more each year on the treatment of obesity and diabetes than we do on the police, fire service and judicial system combined. It was estimated that the NHS in England spends over £5.1 billion on overweight and obesity-related ill-health per annum.
Overall physical inactivity is responsible for one in six UK deaths (equal to smoking) and is estimated to cost the UK £7.4 billion annually (including £0.9 billion to the NHS alone).
The collective aims and objectives of the “One Running Movement” and the outcomes and outputs we create, will transform current and future generations’ health and wellbeing. Through partnerships working with the government, private sector and academia we will position physical activity at the forefront of every community across the UK and globally.
We believe that every human being has a fundamental right to physical education, physical activity and sport without discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, language, religion, disability or economic circumstance.
1. Creating healthy and potentially life changing behaviours and improved physical literacy from early years through to adult age ranges.
2. Helping to counter the sedentary lifestyles and increased screen time the digital age has created, through increased access to outdoor play, movement and learning.
3. Improving population health through the accessible provision of continuous physical activity and movement.
4. Utilising partner funding to break down social barriers, tackle health inequalities and reduce the associated stigmas related to attending a running track or large scale event from the age of 4 upwards.
5. Developing volunteering networks and workforces, through the provision of skills and qualifications that help create rewarding roles and future proof the sustainability of events, from local to global.
6. Encouraging “what next” links to keep running, and overall adoption of general activity and movement as part of a healthy lifestyle in line with the CMO physical activity guidelines.
7. Creating focused pathways working with numerous supporting clubs and leisure facilities across a range of sports and activities, using our events as the focal point, with a number of pre and post event Pathway Partners being signposted for all participants and their family members.
8. Providing increased social connectivity for all participants, assisting in tackling social isolation, loneliness and leaving a sustainable legacy and footprint across every geography we deliver events within with intergenerational connectivity.
9. Creating collaborative partnerships across multiple sectors that further supports One Running Movement whilst helping children and adults to #MoveForLife
10. Creating a supportive “The AC” Advisory Committee that enables and supports the allocation of funded places to lower socio economic communities and institutions who would otherwise be unable to become part of One Running Movement.
11. To play a leading role in assisting the UK Government in meeting its Childhood Obesity reduction targets by 2030.
We can all help to achieve this and make a difference to our own and future generations by working collaboratively together #MoveForLife
NOTE: References to the above facts and statistics are available upon request