More than 40% of Children are Inactive
Posted: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 09:00
More than 40% of children in England do an average of more than 60 minutes of physical activity a day, a first-of-its-kind survey has found.
Our Active Lives Children and Young People Survey shows that around 3 million children (43.3%) lead active lives, however of that group, only 1.2 million (17.5%) are meeting the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines of more than 60 minutes of activity a day, every day of the week.
The survey is the largest ever of its kind and gives comprehensive insight into how children in England are taking part in sport and physical activity, both in and out of school.
Figures also show that more than 2.3 million children and young people (32.9%) are less active, meaning they do fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day.