Growing medical evidence shows that access to the natural
environment improves health and wellbeing, prevents disease and
helps people recover from illness. Experiencing nature in the
outdoors can help tackle childhood obesity, coronary heart disease,
stress and mental health problems. Adults who become more active
halve their risk of dying early from heart disease. People using
the natural environment keep active longer.
1) Blue Gym is a campaign with lots of different activities falling
under its umbrella designed to get more people physically active
using our coastal and inland waters.
2) The Peninsula Medical School is leading research activity in
response to requests from regional health care professionals who
are trying to find ways of combating the obesity epidemic and the
increasing incidence of psychiatric disorders. It will hopefully
provide new medical evidence to confirm the cost effective role the
Blue Gym can play in tacking many current health & social
3) Through it's activities Blue Gym aims to help us become a
healthier & happier nation.