Less sitting, more activity. For all. For life.

Time to think again about activity

Despite huge investment in school sport and PE, over 80% of 5 – 15 year olds still fail to reach the government’s minimum levels of activity. Children as young as seven are sitting down far too much whilst their levels of obesity and diabetes escalate. If we are going to make a real difference to children’s long-term health, we must begin by setting an activity level that is much more empathetic to children’s capabilities and accessible to them all. This is the basis of the unique Active Movement programme, designed for every child from Nursery to Secondary school.

Dr Mike Loosemore MBE, co-founder of Active Movement


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  • 1 in 8 children are now entering primary school obese

  • 1 in 3 children are entering into secondary school obese

  • 40% of adults over 50 are doing less than 10 minutes brisk walking a month

  • Children are spending over 6 hours a day in front of a screen

  • Only 16% of children play organised sport outside school

  • Stand up for 3 hours during an 8 hour day normally sitting down and you will live2 years longer

  • Stand up for 3 hours during an 8 hour day normally sitting down and you will use 30000 calories

  • Stand up and take a short walk and you will become more creative

  • 79% of boys between 5-15 fail to achieve Public Health England’s minimum guidelines on activity levels

  • 84% of girls between 5-15 fail to achieve Public Health England’s minimum guidelines on activity levels

  • 92% of girls between 5-15 fail to achieve Public Health England’s minimum guidelines on activity levels

  • 40% of adults over 50 complete less than 10 minutes brisk walking a month

  • The more sedentary the child, the poorer their exam results