Children’s activity levels recover to pre-pandemic levels

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Children’s activity levels recover to pre-pandemic levels

Posted: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 11:30

Children’s activity levels recover to pre-pandemic levels

Children and young people's activity levels overall have recovered to pre-pandemic levels, with 47% of children meeting the Chief Medical Officers' guidelines of taking part in an average of 60 minutes or more of sport and physical activity a day.

The figures are an encouraging step in the right direction but also a reminder there is much more to do so that as many children as possible feel the benefits of being active.

Sport England's Active Lives Children and Young People survey, which covers the 2021-22 academic year, shows that overall activity levels are up 2.6%, meaning there are 219,000 more active children compared to the previous academic year.

Activity levels are now back in line with the 2018-2019 academic year, the last full year before the pandemic.

Tags: Active Lives

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