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.
We know that there is a difference in activity levels between ethnicities, resulting in health inequalities. Those of South Asian or Black ethnicities are reported as less active than other ethnicities. In some ethnicities there is a larger gap in the activity levels of men and women than others, for example, women from White backgrounds are more likely to be active compared to people from Asian and Black backgrounds. It’s important for us not to group all people from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds together; a range of interlinked, and compounding, social, cultural and economic factors are at play. Here you will find the latest research related to the physical activity and sport levels, motivations and barriers of those from BAME communities.
As we learn more about taking a whole system approach to physical activity this section will gather key research and evidence to support our work.
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