Some 100,000 more girls in England hit hour of activity a dayAround 200,000 fewer boys reach target, Sport England saysThe decline in children’s activ
- Some 100,000 more girls in England hit hour of activity a day
- Around 200,000 fewer boys reach target, Sport England says
The decline in children’s activity levels during the pandemic has been less severe than feared in England because of a boom in home fitness among girls, a major new report has found, with TikTok, boxercise and Joe Wicks all playing a part.
The impact of Covid was shown in the Sport England’s annual Active Lives Children and Young People survey, which found that the number of children who met the government’s guidance for an hour of activity a day dropped by more than 100,000 (2.3%) in the summer of 2020 compared to 2019.