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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39.6% of children and young people in Greater Manchester meet Chief Medical Officer guidelines and achieve an average of 60 minutes or more of physical activity a day. Whilst 36.6% are failing to achieve 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
New research from the University of Cambridge highlights the benefits of physical activity for emotional regulation and attainment, particularly amongst those from lower socio-economic groups.
The teenage years are an important life stage and for girls their formative experiences during the pandemic will likely shape their attitudes and behaviours for years to come. The latest research from Women in Sport looks at the impact of the pandemic on the experiences of teenage girls
New research commissioned by the Youth Sport Trust finds that 64% of parents believe that the wellbeing of their children is more important than their academic attainment.
In Wigan just 48.1% of children and young people are achieving an average of 60 minutes of physical activity a day. This means that half are not meeting Chief Medical Officer guidelines.