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The latest Active Lives results published by Sport England shows that 73.8% of adults in the region are active for at least 30 minutes a week, this equates to 1,649,900 adults moving. This is an increase of 17,400 from the survey 12 months ago.
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.
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.
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