Sport England have released the latest Active Lives Data for May 2019 – May 2020 and the picture is promising for the Humber and the four Local Authority areas.
This year has been a particularly challenging one with the coronavirus pandemic and this set of data includes from May to May includes the first seven weeks of lockdown restrictions, which coupled with reflections from the lockdown period, where we saw people taking up their opportunity to leave the home for exercise, it is good to see activity levels rising.
The picture for the Humber shows that over the last 12 months 2% more people are being active, meeting the Chief Medial Officers guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week. This means that nearly two thirds of the adult population are active and therefore a positive impact is being seen on their physical health amongst other things.
The picture is also promising across all areas of the Humber, with each area seeing a reduction, over the past 12 months, in those who are doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week.
The findings of the data published Sport England can now be seen by visiting the Sport England webpages, please click here.
Over the coming months, Sport England will be working to upload the more detailed data onto their Active People Interactive tool, which will allow us to look in greater detail at what this data tells us.