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.
The latest research on Covid-19 has explored the experiences of children and young people and the impact the pandemic and lockdown have had on them.
New research has highlighted the link between sedentary behaviour during adolescence and depression whilst highlighting the need for people of all ages to move more.
45.2% of children and young people are now achieving an average of 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Whilst more than three in ten are failing to achieve 30 minutes of activity a day.
A recent study from the University of Bristol has found that there is a dramatic drop in the physical activity levels of children by the time they reach the end of primary school.