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    Almost 300,000 More People Are Active

    London Sport
    Almost 300,000 more people are doing 150 minutes of activity a week according to new figures released today from our Active Lives Adult Survey May 2017/18. Based on a sample of almost 185,000 respondents to our survey, 297,400 more people in England, aged 16 and above, are meeting the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines of doing at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week - relative to the previous 12 months. The...
  • Created 2 months ago

    Research Gives Insight Into Children's Attitudes To Sport And Physical Activity

    London Sport
    Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active, new analysis from our Active Lives Children and Young People Survey has revealed. More than 130,000 children and young people were surveyed in the academic year 2017/18, with participation figures published in December. This new analysis has identified five key findings that give us further insight into the attitudes of children and young people towards sport an...
  • Created a year ago

    Active Lives Adult Survey November 16/17 Report

    London Sport
    Latest figures from Sport England's Active Lives Adult Survey show 27.7 million people – 61.8% of the 16+ population in England – are active. That means they meet the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines and do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week – gaining health benefits including a reduced risk of dementia, depression, diabetes, and improved mental wellbeing.At the other end of the scale, 11.5m people (25.7%) a...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Active Lives Adult Survey May 16/17 Report

    London Sport
    This is the second Active Lives Adult Report summarising activity levels in England from May 2016 to May 2017. Once again, the national picture of engagement in sport and physical activity is included, along with specific demographic data and, for those that want to look a little deeper, links to the origina data tables. There's an important addition to this report, as we are now able to include volunteering data in line with the meas...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Spotlight on Gender: Active Lives Adult Survey, November 2015-16

    London Sport
    In a new report Sport England explore the reasons why women are less active than men. The latest statistics show that 63% of men are active compared to 59% of women, with men more likely to take part in higher intensity activities than women. Overall, short workouts are appealing to women to help them fit activity into their lives. Women also say that certain sport environments can feel intimidating, especially for those who have had u...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    WHO global physical activity action plan

    London Sport
    The World Health Organization has published draft zero of its global action plan on physical activity 2018-2030 to get 100 million people more active by 2030. The action plan introduces a vision of a world where all countries provide the enabling environments and opportunities for all citizens to be physically active and through this enhance the social, cultural, economic development and wellbeing of nations. The four strategic objectiv...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Borough Physical Activity and Sport Profiles 2017

    London Sport
    In consultation with Local Authorities, London Sport has prepared 33 'Physical Activity and Sport Borough Profiles' and a London wide profile to be used by partners to understand trends affecting behaviour at a local level, and to identify opportunities and target groups/areas for evidence-based interventions.  The profiles contain borough level data on demographics, physical activity and sport participation, health, education, funding...
  • Created 2 years ago

    London Physical Activity and Sport Profile 2017

    London Sport
    London Sport has prepared the 'London Physical Activity and Sport Profile' to be used by partners to understand trends affecting behaviour at a local level, and to identify opportunities and target groups/areas for evidence-based interventions.  The profile contains data on demographics, physical activity and sport participation, Active Lives, health, education, funding, facilities, active travel, projects and key contacts at a London ...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Active Lives Survey 2015-16 - Year 1 Report

    London Sport
    An important part of Sport England's new approach is to build work around individuals, which means an increased need for understanding what people do and what they enjoy. The Active Lives survey provides reliable insight into the physical activity habits of the nation. It is broader than the previous Active People Survey, and includes walking, cycling for travel and dance in addition to sporting and fitness activities, and looks at patt...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Towards an Active Nation

    London Sport
    In December 2015, the Government published Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation. It sets a bold and ambitious direction for sport policy which has been widely welcomed. It looks beyond simple participation to how sport changes lives and becomes a force for social good. At its heart are five outcomes: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development.  ...