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Success of Olympic Games offers opportunity to create lasting health legacy

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Fred Turok, Chair of the Public Health Responsibility Deal physical activity network, and Chair of the Fitness Industry Association reflects…

Fred Turok, Chair of the Public Health Responsibility Deal physical activity network, and Chair of the Fitness Industry Association reflects on the success of the Games and why this now offers us a great opportunity to create a lasting health legacy.

Fred says:

“…in my opinion, for the Games to really be judged a national success, we must deliver on our promise to create a sustainable, long term health legacy and encourage the nation to get more active, not just in the next few months but for years to come.  This is not just important for us to successfully nurture another generation of gold medallists but critical for the country’s health and wellbeing.

The Responsibility Deal Physical Activity Network will have an important role to play in this - by facilitating partnerships between businesses, the third sector and the public sector to harness  the enthusiasm generated by the Games.”

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You can also read blogs from the other chairs of the Responsibility Deal networks