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Fire Fighting Fit in Whitby

Fire Fighting Fit in Whitby

Published by Matthew Pells at 2:36pm 25th September 2019. (Updated at 2:39pm 25th September 2019)

Today is national fitness day, "a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping us raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier and active lifestyles."

As part of the activities taking place across the country, Red Watch at Whitby Fire Station teamed up with TNT fitness to give members of the public the opportunity to try out the firefighter's fire ground fitness test.

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Organisers of the national campaign say that

"physical inactivity has been listed as a leading cause of preventable diseases and conditions such as type-2 diabetes, some cancers and osteoporosis.

In the UK, we are facing a physical inactivity crisis, with evidence from ukactive showing that the average adult spends more time on the toilet every week than exercising and eight times longer watching on-demand TV than exercising.

And a study by the World Health Organisation last year revealed that the UK is ranked 123rd out of 168 nations for physical inactivity."

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Held annually during the European Week of Sport, last year National Fitness Day got more than four million people active on the day, from school classes to workplaces, across every region of the UK.

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