According to local survey data, young people in Hackney are falling significantly short of recommended guidelines for physical activity.  In the 2014/15 What About YOUth? (WAY) survey, almost 90% of 15 year olds in Hackney and the City reported doing less physical activity than the national guidelines recommend. Seven in 10 15 year olds (71%) responding to this survey locally reported being sedentary for more than seven hours per day. 2

References

  1. Public Health England, “Physical Activity Tool,” Accessed 14 September 2016.
  2. Public Health England, “Physical Activity Tool,” Accessed 14 September 2016.