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More than 40% of Children and Young People lead active lives

Posted: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:25

More than 40% of Children and Young People lead active lives

More than 40% of children in England do an average of more than 60 minutes of physical activity a day, a first-of-its-kind survey has found.

Sport England's Active Lives Children and Young People Survey shows that around 3 million children (43.3%) lead active lives, however of that group, only 1.2 million (17.5%) are meeting the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines of more than 60 minutes of activity a day, every day of the week.

The survey is the largest ever of its kind and gives comprehensive insight into how children in England are taking part in sport and physical activity, both in and out of school.

Figures also show that more than 2.3 million children and young people (32.9%) are less active, meaning they do fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

To read the full of the Sport England article, please click here.

Alternatively, you can read the Active Lives Children Survey Report 2017-2018 via the link below.

Tags: Active Lives, Active Lives Children Survey, Children & Young People, Physical Activity, School Sport