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ac t i v e li v e s 2019

How active is england? Sport England recently published the latest official statistics from the Active Lives Survey, providing a comprehensive snapshot of England’s sport and physical activity habits, based on a sample of almost 180,000 respondents. The survey results show that activity levels across the country are rising, with nearly half a million more people doing at least 150 minutes of activity a week, compared to 12 months ago. This means 62.6 per cent of the adult population is now active. © shut terstock/djile

Traditional sports, however, remain unchanged in terms of participation, with cycling and football even seeing their numbers decline. Sports Management takes a look at the key findings.

What a difference a year makes

28.2 million or 62.2% of the adult population are now doing 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week – this is 498,100 more

An additional 286,000

people than the previous year

55-74 year olds and 35% of those age 75+

active for 150

women are getting

minutes or more a week

More older people were active – up to 59% of

185,000 fewer people are doing less than 30 minutes a week compared to the previous year

133,200 more

The gender gap between men and women

first increase since the 2012

has narrowed by over

90,000

disabled people and people

with long-term health conditions are active, the

Olympics and Paralympic Games. Gym sessions were the biggest growth factor here

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