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We encourage and enable the active to stay active throughout life

 We know that the amount of physical activity we do varies greatly across the lifecourse. This outcome is about sustaining physical activity habits through key transitions in life and encouraging those who do some physical activity to do some more activity, more often.

What works factsheet: Active to stay active

A more complete summary evidence account for this outcome is available here.

Frequency of Active Participation - Adults

Frequency of participation

Frequency of participation amongst those who participated in sport and exercise has increased over time. In 2016 48% of participants took part in sport and exercise regularly in the past four weeks.

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Active Recreation in Older People

older people

Participation in sport, exercise and walking in the past four weeks for those aged 65+ was 61% in 2016.

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Attendance at Leisure Facilities

Use of leisure facilities

In 2016, 28% of the adult population used local authority sport and leisure facilities at least once in the past month.

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What works factsheet: Active to stay active

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Title: We encourage and enable the active to stay active throughout life
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Summary evidence account

This account sets out the key evidence that informs our understanding of what works to encourage maintenance of physical activity thoughout all stages of life.

We encourage and enable the active to stay active throughout life

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Description:We encourage and enable the active to stay active throughout life
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