This chapter explores the role of physical activity on the health of the population of Hackney and the City of London. Local, national and regional data sources are presented alongside published literature and evidence to form the content of the chapter (accurate at the time of writing – December 2016). The full chapter is available for download in pdf. format from the link below:

JSNA Lifestyle and behaviour – Physical activity and inactivity (PDF document, 1 MB)


The content of this chapter is structured around the following topics:



Causes and risk factors (of inactivity) 

Local data and unmet need


Comparisons with other areas and over time

Evidence and good practice

Services and support

Service gaps