Sport England have today released the latest survey results that show record numbers of people are physically active in England – almost half a million more people than last year.
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.
- 57.6% active
- 12% fairly active
- 30.5% inactive
David Gent, acting CEO of Active Lincolnshire said: “We already know the scale of the challenge we face to increase activity levels in Lincolnshire. It is an issue that won’t be solved easily or overnight. This is why we are working with partners on the Lincolnshire Physical Activity Taskforce. This Taskforce is bringing a new way of thinking to change the systems around physical activity, and also to help create the best conditions to allow people to change their activity behaviour.”