National survey reveals increase in activity levels in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
The Active Lives survey, conducted by Sport England, has found that 64.3% of people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are meeting the recommended levels of physical activity.
The latest figures show that 1,035, 600 people are doing 150 minutes of moderate level physical activity a week – 32,600 more than in 2016.
32,800 fewer people are classed as inactive in the latest survey (doing less than 30 minutes of moderate level physical activity a week).
The figures are a positive sign as we work with partners to tackle inactivity and create a happier, healthier and stronger community.
Why is increasing activity levels important?
- Physical activity has been proven to help and manage over 20 chronic conditions and diseases (BHF National Centre: Making the case for physical activity).
- Persuading inactive people to become active could prevent 1 in 6 deaths (PHE Health Matters: Getting every adult active every day).
While the numbers are moving in the right direction, we still have a long way to go to beat inactivity. Working with partners across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, we will be supporting people to get active on their own terms.
If you share our passion for building a happier, healthier and stronger community, we’d love to hear from you. Join us; together we can kick inactivity into touch.