One Million More Active In England
New Active Lives Adult Survey results show evidence of the positive impacts of activity on mental health.
The highest ever levels of activity have been recorded by our latest Active Lives Adult survey, with 1 million more people physically active than when the survey began.
Based on data gathered from 180,000 respondents (aged 16+) in the 12 months from May 2018, 1,015,700 more people are active compared to when the survey started in 2015.
That takes the total number of active people - those doing at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week - up to 28.6 million.
The number of inactive people - doing fewer than 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week - is down to 11.2 million, a decrease of 131,700 since 2015 and the lowest figure ever recorded by the survey.
The results show that this improvement has been driven by women and older adults (aged 55+) - groups we've focused on in our Towards an Active nation Strategy, with campaigns such as This Girl Can, a £10 million fund for projects that support people aged 55+ to get active and by supporting new opportunities for running such as our £3 million investment into park run.
Information provided by Sport England.