NEWS
Inactivity crisis: 82 per cent of young people fail to hit recommended activity levels
POSTED 06 Dec 2018 . BY Tom Walker
Less than one in five of children and young people (17.5 per cent) are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of more than 60 minutes of activity a day, every day of the week.

Perhaps most worryingly, a third of children (32.9 per cent) lead inactive, sedentary lives, doing fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

The figures comes from Sport England's Active Lives Children and Young People Survey, published today (6 December).

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

The report is based on responses from more than 130,000 children in England, aged between five and 16, during the academic year from September 2017 to July 2018.

Other findings include that nearly a quarter of children (23 per cent) leave primary school unable to swim 25 metres unaided.

Responding to the figures, Sport England CEO Tim Hollingsworth said urgent action was needed to tackle childhood inactivity.

“I am calling for a national focus on the health and wellbeing of our nation’s children and for the whole system to be united in delivering change," Hollingsworth said. "Our children deserve better and Sport England is determined to play its part.

“Parents, schools, the sport and leisure industry and government all have a role to play in addressing and increasing childhood activity.

“This research is the first of its kind anywhere in the world and is a big wake-up call for all of us.

“We all care about the health and wellbeing of our children. These results tell us that what is currently being done to support them is not enough and change is required.

“We know that lots of factors affect behaviour and there is no single answer to the problem but listening to young people and what they want is the best starting point.

“In March we will publish the first results of our research on the attitudes of children to sport and activity, showing what they do and don’t like about being active.”

To download the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey in full, click here.
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - Inactivity crisis: 82 per cent of young people fail to hit recommended activity levels...
17 Feb 2019 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

06 Dec 2018

Inactivity crisis: 82 per cent of young people fail to hit recommended activity levels
BY Tom Walker

A third of children (32.9 per cent) lead inactive, sedentary lives, doing fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day

A third of children (32.9 per cent) lead inactive, sedentary lives, doing fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day

Less than one in five of children and young people (17.5 per cent) are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of more than 60 minutes of activity a day, every day of the week.

Perhaps most worryingly, a third of children (32.9 per cent) lead inactive, sedentary lives, doing fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

The figures comes from Sport England's Active Lives Children and Young People Survey, published today (6 December).

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

The report is based on responses from more than 130,000 children in England, aged between five and 16, during the academic year from September 2017 to July 2018.

Other findings include that nearly a quarter of children (23 per cent) leave primary school unable to swim 25 metres unaided.

Responding to the figures, Sport England CEO Tim Hollingsworth said urgent action was needed to tackle childhood inactivity.

“I am calling for a national focus on the health and wellbeing of our nation’s children and for the whole system to be united in delivering change," Hollingsworth said. "Our children deserve better and Sport England is determined to play its part.

“Parents, schools, the sport and leisure industry and government all have a role to play in addressing and increasing childhood activity.

“This research is the first of its kind anywhere in the world and is a big wake-up call for all of us.

“We all care about the health and wellbeing of our children. These results tell us that what is currently being done to support them is not enough and change is required.

“We know that lots of factors affect behaviour and there is no single answer to the problem but listening to young people and what they want is the best starting point.

“In March we will publish the first results of our research on the attitudes of children to sport and activity, showing what they do and don’t like about being active.”

To download the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey in full, click here.



Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Vila Vita Parc opens first Sisley Spa in Portugal
Vila Vita Parc opens first Sisley Spa in Portugal   15 Feb 2019

Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa, a clifftop resort in Portugal’s Algarve, has launched a new Spa by Sisley, the first Sisley-branded spa in Portugal. The .... more>>
OPEN Architecture design soulful "Chapel of Sound" in China
OPEN Architecture design soulful   15 Feb 2019

Chinese architecture practice OPEN have unveiled renderings of the Chapel of Sound – a cavernous amphitheatre currently under construction north of .... more>>
Martial arts-focused gym operator HITIO signs first UK franchise deal
Martial arts-focused gym operator HITIO signs first UK franchise deal   15 Feb 2019

Fitness operator HITIO Gym has signed its first franchise agreement in the UK. The Norway-based chain, which combines a traditional gym and studio .... more>>
Trouble for Six Flags as multiple international projects face delay
Trouble for Six Flags as multiple international projects face delay   15 Feb 2019

Six flags chief Jim Reid-Anderson has revealed that changes in government are stalling the operator's Chinese projects, while there are "no .... more>>
World’s "first biophilic design store" launches in Brooklyn
World’s   15 Feb 2019

Greenery NYC – said to be the world’s "first biophilic design store" – has opened in Brooklyn's Greenpoint district. Described by the company as a .... more>>
Arts Council’s new diversity report shows BME representation below English average
Arts Council’s new diversity report shows BME representation below English average   14 Feb 2019

Only 5 per cent of staff members are not white at Arts Council England (ACE) major partner museums (MPMs) while 16 per cent of the working age .... more>>
Company profile


TVS Group

The company was established in 2009 as a specialist supplier of noise and vibration solutions.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

EXF supports Third Space to create London’s largest functional training space at The Yard

EXF supports Third Space to create London’s largest functional training space at The Yard

Bespoke fitness manufacturer EXF has extended its relationship with Third Space, by supplying the luxury fitness group with London’s largest functional training rig at its Canary Wharf club. More>>




in this issue

• NHS to invest in social prescribing
• Anytime begins roll-out of new club design
• Mondrian rebranded to match iconic site



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Personal Trainer
Salary: No Rent, Run your self-employed business outside service hours
Location: West Midlands, England
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Location: West Sussex, England
Company: The Gym Group
Regional Events Manager
Salary: £40,000 + £10k performance related bonus paid quarterly
Location: Enfield, UK
Company: Vibrant Partnerships
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




24-25 Feb 2019

International Manufacturers & Distributors Forum

ExCeL, London, United Kingdom



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Fitness: Hybrid fitness
ESPA Life at Corinthia's 'revolutionary' new fitness service, BodySPace More>>
  Editor’s letter: Mental health
Liz Terry shares her thoughts More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Gymtopia: Angels’ advocate
Gymtopia founder Ray Algar on making a difference beyond the health club walls More>>
  Social good: Winds of change
Learn about the Change Foundation and the opportunities it creates More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd