Sport England have released the second Active Lives report for physical activity across England. The report marks a departure from the previous survey on sport and activity with gardening now excluded from their results.
The report highlights a greater focus on spectating and volunteering in accordance to the Government's Sporting Futures strategy, with a dedicated section for volunteering. Volunteer data is provided for local authorities, the types of activities that people are volunteering for, and breakdown of roles across different demographic groups.
Key findings nationally:
What does this look like in Greater Manchester:
Understanding who is and isn’t active ensures we are able to embed evidence within projects aiming to promote greater physical activity and getting more people active across the region.
You can find the recent summary for Greater Manchester here.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic numerous organisations have been conducting research and exploring the implications of the pandemic and lockdown on a number of factors, including physical activity.
Better Health will help capture the imagination of the nation, using this unique moment in time to help kick start our health – to eat better and get moving.