Less than one in five young people (between the ages of 5-15) are moving for 60 minutes every day. It’s important to build positive attitudes around physical activity early in life to act as the foundation for a healthy life. Families, particularly parents and care-givers, play a big role in shaping children’s attitudes and behaviours toward physical activity. Here you will find the latest research related to the physical activity and sport levels, motivations and barriers of children and young people.
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45.2% of children and young people are now achieving an average of 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Whilst more than three in ten are failing to achieve 30 minutes of activity a day.
The latest research on Covid-19 has explored the experiences of children and young people and the impact the pandemic and lockdown have had on them.
New research has highlighted the link between sedentary behaviour during adolescence and depression whilst highlighting the need for people of all ages to move more.
A recent study from the University of Bristol has found that there is a dramatic drop in the physical activity levels of children by the time they reach the end of primary school.
Following the recent release of a number of documents relating to childhood health and wellbeing we have produced a summary of each and linked them in with our work Greater Manchester