There are significant inequalities between the activity levels of different socio-economic groups; those from lower socio-economic groups are less likely to be active than those from higher socio-economic groups. It’s important to note that this is a diverse group that interconnect with, and are amplified by, race, gender, age and disability status.
We know that those who are in routine or semi-routine jobs, and those who are long-term unemployed are the groups least likely to be active. The activity levels of people with low socio-economic status are influenced by a range of complex social, economic, political and cultural factors. It’s important to have an understanding of the barriers faced by these communities so that we can begin to design activity back into daily life. Here you will find the latest research related to the physical activity and sport levels, motivations and barriers related to socio-economic status.
Those with long term health conditions are half as likely to be active than those without, however, we know that moving a bit more can help prevent some, and manage many, chronic conditions. It can also help reduce the severity or impact of some symptoms. People with long term health conditions face unique barriers related to their condition, as well as societal barriers and a fear that being active might make their health issues worse. It is therefore important to work with communities to co-design solutions that address the specific barriers faced by people with long term health conditions. Here you will find the latest research related to the physical activity and sport levels, motivations and barriers of those with long term health conditions and disabilities.
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UCL is conducting a large scale research project throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and are exploring the effects of the pandemic on the population. This is being done by examining a variety of social factors, including physical activity, and looking at changes through weekly surveys.
A new fact sheet to help sport and leisure providers support disabled people from low-income households has been released by Activity Alliance.