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Simplyhealth Active Plan launched to support runners and active people achieve their fitness goals

Everyday healthcare provider Simplyhealth has launched its Active Plan to help those with an active lifestyle to reach their personal best.

For runners of any level from beginners, those preparing for an event through to marathon runners, the plan can help to reduce the risk of injury by addressing some of those ongoing injuries picked up during hours of training.

Simplyhealth, title partner of the Great Run Series, is committed to helping people achieve their personal best and have developed a plan specifically to support those who lead an active lifestyle including runners. The Active Plan boasts a number of key benefits which includes immediate access to sports massage*, gait analysis through a podiatrist and a ‘Body MOT’ health assessment from a medical professional to give an overview of current health and readiness for running.

Research carried out by Simplyhealth found the majority of people surveyed are motivated to run to get or stay fit and healthy (80%) or to stay active (77%), and more than half (56%) of people stated they run to de-stress or improve their mental wellbeing.Over one third (37%) of runners questioned have experienced an injury in the last year. Over half of those (54%) stopped running for a while, a third (36%) had physiotherapy, a quarter (26%) used sports massage and 11% of runners had gait analysis to help treat the injury.

Whether you’re a complete beginner, or a seasoned pro with many marathons under your belt, the Simplyhealth Active Plan offers a range of benefits designed to provide access to health professionals helping you stay injury-free and perform at your best.

We know through the Simplyhealth Great Run Series just how important it is to make sure your body is well prepared so you can achieve your personal goal. From sports massage* to gait analysis, the Simplyhealth Active Plan gives you access to the health support you need to be the best you can be, when you need it most.

 
Michael Rudman, Director of Commercial at Simplyhealth

The Active Plan is available to UK residents aged 18 to 79. It starts from £14.00 per month. Simplyhealth is offering one month free when you buy a Simplyhealth Active Plan before 31st October 2018. For more information visit www.simplyhealth.co.uk/active or call 0330 102 5356.

Notes to Editors

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from the Simply You customer panel conducted by Verve on behalf of Simplyhealth. Total sample size was 1,000 panellists that regularly participate in running. Fieldwork was undertaken between 2nd August – 13th August 2018. The survey was carried out online.

*when provided by a registered physiotherapist, osteopath or chiropractor that is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) or the General Chiropractic Council (GCC)

Further information from: Name: Laura Miller Tel: 0344 579 2274 Email: laura.miller@simplyhealth.co.uk

About Simplyhealth

For 146 years we’ve been helping people to make the most of life through better everyday health. In 2017 Simplyhealth and Denplan united under one Simplyhealth brand and today we’re proud to be the UK’s leading provider of health and dental cash plans, Denplan dental payment plans and pet health plans.

We help over three million people in the UK access the health and care products, services and support that they need, when they need them and at a price they can afford.

We’re proud to donate 10% of our pre-tax profits to health-related charitable activities every year, and this amounted to £1.13 million in 2017. Our Simplyhealth Great Run Series partnership raised an additional £42.6 million for charity.

Simplyhealth is a trading name of Simplyhealth Access, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

www.simplyhealth.co.uk