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Activity levels at record high

Sport Englands latest Active Lives Adult Survey shows greater numbers of women, older people and those with a disability or long-term health condition were getting active before the Coronavirus pandemic.

Activity levels at record high

Activity levels were on the rise and inactivity was falling before the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, according to the latest Sport England Active Lives Adult Survey.

Published on Thursday 23 April but conducted in the 12 months to November 2019, the figures show 28.6 million adults were active – i.e. doing at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week.

This accounts for 63.3% of the nation’s population and is up 404,600 people on the previous 12 months.

The results also show there were 159,500 fewer inactive people – those not doing at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week – than the previous 12 months.

Tom Hollingsworth, Sport England Chief Executive comments 'That overall activity levels were at a record high across England at the end of last year is excellent news, particularly the strong growth among older adults, people with a disability and among those with long term health conditions'.

To view the full report please click the link below

Active Lives Adult November 18 - 19 Report

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