Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 12628)           
UK only International

Inactivity crisis: 82 per cent of young people fail to hit recommended activity levels

By Tom Walker    06 Dec 2018
A third of children (32.9 per cent) lead inactive, sedentary lives, doing fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day

Less than one in five of children and young people (17.5 per cent) are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of more than 60 minutes of activity a day, every day of the week.

Perhaps most worryingly, a third of children (32.9 per cent) lead inactive, sedentary lives, doing fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

The figures comes from Sport England's Active Lives Children and Young People Survey, published today (6 December).

The survey is the largest ever of its kind and gives a comprehensive insight into how children in England are taking part in sport and physical activity, both in and out of school.

The report is based on responses from more than 130,000 children in England, aged between five and 16, during the academic year from September 2017 to July 2018.

Other findings include that nearly a fourth of children (23 per cent) leave primary school unable to swim 25 metres unaided.

Responding to the figures, Sport England CEO Tim Hollingsworth said urgent action was needed to tackle childhood inactivity.

“I am calling for a national focus on the health and wellbeing of our nation’s children and for the whole system to be united in delivering change," Hollingsworth said. "Our children deserve better and Sport England is determined to play its part.

“Parents, schools, the sport and leisure industry and government all have a role to play in addressing and increasing childhood activity.

“This research is the first of its kind anywhere in the world and is a big wake-up call for all of us.

“We all care about the health and wellbeing of our children. These results tell us that what is currently being done to support them is not enough and change is required.

“We know that lots of factors affect behaviour and there is no single answer to the problem but listening to young people and what they want is the best starting point.

“In March we will publish the first results of our research on the attitudes of children to sport and activity, showing what they do and don’t like about being active.”

To download the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey in full, click here.

Chief Medical Officer  Active Lives Children and Young People Survey  Sport England  Tim Hollingsworth 
Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Related news
Related features
Sports jobs
Everyone Active
featured job

Swimming Teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Job location: Nationwide, United Kingdom

Fitness Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Cardiff, UK

Fitness Instructor

Legacy Leisure
Salary: £15,500 per annum
Location: Windsor, UK

Healthy Lifestyle Referral Specialist

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Thornbury, UK

Sales Advisor

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Exeter, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £ 21,284 per annum
Location: Walthamstow, East London

Sales Manager

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: £24,000 per annum plus OTE
Location: Erith, UK

Apprentice Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Waddon, South London

General Manager

truGym
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Luton, Hertfordshire, UK

Leisure Assistant (Fixed Term)

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: £7.90 - £8.45 per hour
Location: Kingswood, Bristol, UK
recruiting with sports management

Apprentice Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Tadworth, Surrey

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £10.20 per hour
Location: Ruislip, West London

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum
Location: Leytonstone, East London

Recreation Assistants

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sutton, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum
Location: Stoke Newington, North East London

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum
Location: Poplar, East London

Sales Prospector (Part-Time)

énergie fitness
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hatfield, UK
recruiting with sports management

Duty Manager / Team Leader

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Wigston, UK

Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £22,320 per annum
Location: Hackney, East London

Trainee Duty Manager

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: £8.25 per hour
Location: Bristol, UK

Active Living Officer

Camden Council
Salary: £28,910 – £33,531
Location: London, UK

Community Sport and Physical Activity Officer

Camden Council
Salary: £28,910 - £33,531
Location: London, UK

Senior Aquatic Leads - 3 roles

Everybody Sport and Recreation
Salary: £26,821- £30,152
Location: Cheshire, UK

Duty Manager

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Circa £18,000 per annum
Location: Llantwit Major, UK
training with sports management

Fitness Instructor

énergie group
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Cricklewood, London, UK

Customer Service Manager (Health Fitness)

Halo Leisure
Salary: £23,230.00 Per Annum
Location: Bridgend, UK

General Manager

Halo Leisure
Salary: £26,000.00 Per Annum
Location: Bridgend, UK

Sales Manager

Lex Leisure
Salary: £24,000 per annum plus OTE
Location: Bexley, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum
Location: Bethnal Green, East London

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £7.96 per hour
Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Multi Skilled Sports and Recreation Apprentice

GLL
Salary: Up to £16,187 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
lifeguard jobs  Swimming Teacher jobs  apprenticeships jobs  recreation assistant jobs  Gymnastics Coach jobs  Swimming Instructor jobs  membership consultant jobs  general manager jobs  General Assistant jobs  duty manager jobs  fitness instructor jobs  Customer Advisor jobs  Leisure Assistant jobs  Aqua Instructor jobs  Attractions Crew jobs 
More jobs

Video Gallery

Myzone
Tracking your workout effort just became effortless.
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, we have a proven track record endorsed by a diverse range of industry leaders.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Dates revealed for Reebok Les Mills Live 2019
Reebok Les Mills Live will return to Singapore in 2019 – the second time the event will be held in the city-state.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location: White Rocks, Hastings
Company: GVA
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

22-24 Jan 2019
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
28-29 Jan 2019
Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted, Stansted, United Kingdom
29-31 Jan 2019
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
07-09 Mar 2019
Shanghai New International Expo Center, Shanghai, China
More diary dates