One in four people in England do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week. But our research also shows that those who do the least activity stand to benefit the most, even if it’s just small changes like gentle jogging, swimming or playing rounders in the park.
We know from the experience of other high-income countries, like Finland, the Netherlands and Germany, that this situation can be changed. So, we’re working towards helping everyone experience the benefits that taking part in sport and physical activity brings, including:
- Mental wellbeing
- Physical wellbeing
- Individual development
- Economic development
- Social and community development.
To do this, we want to work with new partners, and ones we’ve worked with before, to co-design innovative, different and experimental approaches that willl help reduce the number of inactive people in England.