Bristol – European City of Sport 2017
Bristol is proud to be named as a European City of Sport for 2017. The aim is to bring together the best of what the city is already doing to support and celebrate sport with even more events and campaigns during the year.
The title was awarded last year by ACES Europe, a not-for-profit group based in Brussels who promote sport across Europe. Cities were judged on their sporting facilities, residents’ level of participation, the success of local teams and sporting events.
According to recent research, 39% of adults in Bristol do not do enough physical activity – less than is required as part of a healthy lifestyle. 83% of 15 years olds do not do enough physical activity each day, taking less than 60 minutes exercise a day and less than 3 days a week muscle and bone strength-building exercise. This is having a direct effect on our health with over 57% of adults in the city being classified as overweight or obese. Do you think you could do more? Perhaps you could make a change, click here for ideas and for more information on the government’s physical activity guidelines.
This website is the best place to stay updated with events going on throughout the year and a place where you can be connected to clubs and organisations near you.
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And to join in the conversation, don’t forget to use the Twitter hashtag: #CityofSport17 or Facebook tag @BristolCityofSport17