Quarter 8 progress report
April 2019 - June 2019
"The LGM programme has gone to great lengths to find suitable activities for inactive or fairly active people to move more, and we are seeing strong evidence that it is engaging the right people that need the most support"
Simon Fairhall, Living Sport CEO
Phase 2 of the programme started in January 2019, however it has not been possible to produce a report on progress during this phase until 2 whole quarters (6 months) of data were collected as we wouldn't have any follow up data until 12 weeks after a participant joins the programme.
The participant and programme data being reported here is April 2019 - June 2019, however behaviour change indicators use the data collected since the start of this phase (January 2019).
31% of participants that have joined the programme since January 2019 have been inactive at the point of initially joining. This means they are doing less than 30 minutes moderate intensity physical activity per week. At the first follow up point, which is 12 weeks after initially joining the programme, only 14% of all participants are doing less than 30 minutes moderate intensity physical activity per week. That is at least half of the previously inactive participants are now doing some meaningful physical activity.
Some of the main reasons why people are classed as inactive can include not doing physical activity at a required intensity level to raise heart rate or not doing activity for long enough to contribute to meaningful physical activity - 10 minutes at a time.
62% of participants recorded incremental improvements in physical levels; either from inactive to fairly active, fairly active to active, or inactive to active.
44% of participants are now achieving the Chief Medical Officers (CMO's) recommended levels of physical activity at 12 weeks after joining the programme, 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week.