We know that women and girls are less likely to be active than men, with women facing a number of practical and emotional barriers preventing them from being as active as they would like to be. It is important to recognise and understand the specific barriers women and girls face, which include fear of judgement and a lack of time, so that we can work to address these barriers when redesigning moving back into daily life. Here you will find the latest research related to the physical activity and sport levels, motivations and barriers related to gender.
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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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
Women in Sport research released this year has found that too many girls are dropping out of sport and physical activity during teenage years and developing deep-rooted negative attitudes towards it, which act as barriers throughout life.
In June 2019 Youth Sport Trust released research around their Girls Active Project, the key points, motivators, barriers and considerations around why less girls are active than boys.