Record Numbers More Physically Active
Results from our latest survey also show inactivity rates decreasing, but stubborn inequalities still remain.
More women, older adults and disabled people and those with long-term health conditions are getting active, our latest Active Lives Adult Survey shows.
Based on data gathered from November 2017-November 2018, a total of 498,100 more people (aged 16+) are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of doing at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week compared to 12 months ago.
In addition to the increase in people classed as active, the number of inactive adults – those doing fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a week – has reduced by 185,000.
These figures mean that 62.6% of the adult population are now classed as active, with 25.1% now inactive.
Our research also shows that enjoyment is the biggest motivator for the active while, for those who are not active, perceived ability has the biggest impact on how much they do.
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