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25 Jun 2019
National School Sport Week: two in three parents have no idea of recommended activity levels

Research by YouGov has shown 68 per cent of UK adults to be unaware of the fact that children should take part in 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

A survey of 2,071 UK adults carried out on behalf of Youth Sport Trust (YST) revealed that two in three either believed the target – set out by the Chief Medical Officer – to be less than 60 minutes, or had no idea that there was a recommended level.

Published at the start of the National School Sport Week, which is taking place until 28 June, the research also showed that only one in four (25 per cent) correctly said 60 minutes.

According to YST chief executive Ali Oliver, the study lays bare the need to educate parents and carers about the importance of exercise.

“We’ve seen a worrying trend in recent years of a decline in young people’s physical activity, and a squeeze on time allocated to good quality Physical Education," she said.

“With our new research showing that most people do not know how much physical activity children should be aiming for, it has never been more important to raise awareness of why this is so important."

She added that events such as the National School Sport Week do help highlight the issue to parents.

“Our work with schools across the country all year round shows the power of sport and play to improve young people’s confidence, tackle stress and equip them with the skills to succeed in life," she added.

“It is really encouraging that so many schools and organisations are joining together this YST National School Sport Week to champion the vital importance of PE, school sport and physical activity for every young person."


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22 May 2019
Monaco positions itself as wellness destination with first health & wellness festival
The principality of Monaco will host its first-ever health and wellness festival, ‘In Your Element’, from 5-7 July, in partnership with the Columbus Monte Carlo hotel and Monaco’s World Class Gym.
09 Sep 2019
Green matters: Wembley secures highest ISO sustainability standard
Wembley Stadium has been awarded the highest standard of sustainability by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
09 Sep 2019
World Para Swimming championships kick off in London
The world’s best para-swimmers are descending to the London Aquatics Centre this week, to mark the start of the London 2019 World Para Swimming championships.
06 Sep 2019
Commonwealth Games Federation reveals second phase of strategic plan
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has published its Transformation 2022 Refresh document – the second phase of its strategic plan from 2015 to 2022.
04 Sep 2019
IOC Initiative To Help National Committees Cut Carbon Emissions
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has set out to help the world’s 206 National Olympic Committees (NOC) – and International Sports Federations – reduce their carbon emissions.
03 Sep 2019
Venetian to allow CBD exhibitors at ISPA
The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, site of the upcoming 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo, has agreed to allow exhibitors of CBD products at the annual trade show, reversing a stand set earlier this year.
27 Aug 2019
Burning Man 2019 features Finnish Sauna in the desert
Revellers at Burning Man this week can get an extra dose of heat in the Nevada Desert as Helsinki-based JKMM architects bring the Steam of Life Pavilion to the festival.
27 Aug 2019
World Rugby to introduce gender-neutral names for major tournaments
Rugby's world governing body has announced that its flagship Rugby World Cup properties will no longer include gender in their titles.
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