sport news Participation in sport and physical activity has declined by two thirds

Participation in sport and physical activity has declined by two thirds...which could cost the economy of £50BILLION Adults engaging in 150 minutes of activity each week 63per cent to 24 per cent  That is a drop of nine million adults since the coronavirus pandemic struck Such a decline could cost the economy £50billion, according to MPs

By David Coverdale For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 GMT, 1 December 2020 | Updated: 22:45 GMT, 1 December 2020

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Participation in sport and physical activity has declined by two thirds at a potential cost to the economy of £50billion, MPs were told on Tuesday.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee met to hear evidence from academics about the effects of Covid-19 on grassroots sport.

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They were told that the proportion of adults in England engaged in 150 minutes of physical activity each week has fallen from 63 per cent before the Covid-19 pandemic to just 24 per cent now - a drop of nine million

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