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The latest Active Lives results published by Sport England shows that 73.8% of adults in the region are active for at least 30 minutes a week, this equates to 1,649,900 adults moving. This is an increase of 17,400 from the survey 12 months ago.
A review of how things have progressed in the 10 years since the Marmot Review was published, highlighting the health inequalities across the UK, and the health gap between the rich and poor.
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.