Busy Mums Should Prioritise own Activity Levels

An article from Sport England this week alerts us to the fact that busy mums should prioritise their own activity levels.

This is important for mums in Greater Manchester as the Active Lives results show us:


2.4% more women are inactive than men across Greater Manchester


6 in 10 Children and Young People are not active enough in Greater Manchester.

37% of households in Greater Manchester have children.


Within Sport England’s article it states that almost “70% of mothers think it is important for their children to see them exercising.” The data within the report shows that mothers have a great influence on their children’s activity levels and their insight shows that children who have active parents (particularly mothers) are more likely to be active themselves.
Considering this, if we can increase the number of mums who are active, we should also be able to increase the number of children and young people who are active. Mums can help children to become more active as they normalise exercise as part of everyday life.

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