Wales’ Latest Sporting Habits Revealed

Despite significant improvements, there are nearly a million adults in Wales who aren’t taking part in any sport or physical activity.

According to the ‘Sport and Active Lifestyles: State of the Nation Report 2022-23’ released by Sport Wales, 40% of adults in Wales (998,000 people) said that they hadn’t participated in sport or physical activity during the previous four weeks.

The data, which was gathered as part of the National Survey for Wales 2022-23, also shows that although margins are closing, participation levels are still below average for women, disabled adults and those living in material deprivation.

But the survey did find that activity levels are generally higher this year than they were last year, and 39% of adults took part in sport and physical activity three or more times per week.

The survey also found that adults who participate in sport or physical activity three or more times per week reported having better general health, felt less lonely, had higher life satisfaction and were happier.

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