What is MOVES?

MOVES has been developed by Sport England and the University of East Anglia’s Medical School Health Economics Consulting Group

It is designed to show you the return on investment for health of sport and physical activity. MOVES is based on the evidence that increased physical activity reduces the risk of a number of diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. These diseases cost money to treat, reduce quality of life and can cause disability.

What is it?

At the heart of MOVES is an epidemiological engine  the study of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease – that contains UK data relating to population, age and gender, and the related disease rates for conditions that could be improved through sport and physical activity.

The initial version of the tool was launched in September 2015.

Version 2.0 of the tool (published November 2016) contains updated data sources and the latest evidence and economic analysis principles. This will support the sport and activity sector in understanding the return on investment of projects, programmes and interventions for the health sector.

Whether it's your first time registering to use the tool or you're a returning user, please log in and access the MOVES tool here.

The tool will support the sector in understanding the return on investment of projects, programmes and interventions for the health sector

The tool compares groups that engage in physical activity with the same group as if they had not taken part. It estimates the reduction in risk of seven long term conditions and hip fracture (a newly added condition) from increased physical activity. The tool then assigns an economic value to the resulting health improvements created by the physical activity.

We recommend that those who have downloaded and saved the original version of the tool delete that version and use MOVEs 2.0 for all future modelling.

Due to the changes in functionality and the updating of the underlying principles in the tool, the outcomes from MOVEs 1.0 and MOVEs 2.0 are not comparable.

If you have any queries regarding the tool please contact the Health Team at Sport England at the following email address: Get.Healthy@sportengland.org