Today I sat down with my breakfast and read yesterday’s newspapers that were on the kitchen table. In the Times there was an article that really jumped out at me which might not have done if it were not for my recent involvement with Evolve. The article was titled ‘How on earth did we become so lazy?’ and it described the fact that 63% of the UK population fail to carry out the recommended 150 minutes of activity a week which is required in order to maintain health. I was shocked to discover that the UK is now less active than the famously lazy and overweight USA.
The information given in this article made me realise just how important the work that Evolve is doing with Project HE:RO. By encouraging children to be active from a young age, Evolve are countering this problem of inactivity and, hopefully, this will result in these children being more active in their adult lives. Essentially, as the country is gets fatter and lazier, schemes like Project HE:RO and XLR8 Camps are increasingly important and are clearly needed.