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.
Those with long term health conditions are half as likely to be active than those without, however, we know that moving a bit more can help prevent some, and manage many, chronic conditions. It can also help reduce the severity or impact of some symptoms. People with long term health conditions face unique barriers related to their condition, as well as societal barriers and a fear that being active might make their health issues worse. It is therefore important to work with communities to co-design solutions that address the specific barriers faced by people with long term health conditions. Here you will find the latest research related to the physical activity and sport levels, motivations and barriers of those with long term health conditions and disabilities.
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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