Nearly two-thirds of adults in Wales feel that it is more important than ever to be active during the coronavirus outbreak, with walking, home workouts and jogging their most popular forms of exercise during lockdown.
A survey carried out by Savanta ComRes on behalf of Sport Wales has revealed a fascinating insight into the nation’s activity habits and behaviours during lockdown…
What activities are people doing?
Walking is the most popular activity among those people who are staying active. According to the survey, 59% of Welsh adults say that they have walked for leisure in the last week, with the 55+ age group the most likely to be doing this.
The Joe Wicks factor has certainly be felt in Wales, with 30% of people doing some form of home-based physical activity in the past week, either by following a video or online workout, or by creating their own session. This sort of fitness activity has proven to be even more popular with 16-34 year olds, as half of this age group report doing a home workout in the last week.
Two thirds (66%) of those who did online workouts found them through YouTube, while 3% accessed them through the #BeActiveWales pages on Sport Wales’ website. Fourteen per cent of people have been for a jog or run in the last week, with 16-34 year-olds the most keen to do so, while 10% have been for a bike ride.