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Sport England reveals adult activity levels return to pre-pandemic levels

May 15, 2023

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The Active Lives Adult Survey has shown that activity amongst adults has recovered from the previous year. It shows more consistent activity levels in comparison to the period during COVID-19. 29.1 million adults are now taking part in more than 150 minutes of activity per week, with the number of inactive adults taking part in less than 30 minutes of activity having reduced to 11.9 million people.

However, Sport England has addressed the issues with the survey’s universal applicability. As inequalities across the country widen, fewer young adults between 16-34 are consistently active, with minorities and the socially deprived showing lower levels of activity. In less affluent levels, for example, activity levels have fallen by 3.1% below pre-pandemic levels.

CEO of Sport & Recreation Alliance, Lisa Wainwright MBE, addressed the wide-reaching support of Sport England as a key driver in bringing activity levels up. However, she did point to the cost-of-living crisis on the public and grassroots organisations as a huge contributor to inequalities in activity levels.

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