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ukactive – Roadmap Poll February 2021

National Sit-down: Brits admit sitting for more than 14 hours longer each week in lockdown, as health experts warn of risks to children and vulnerable.

  • Two fifths (38%) of the public think the Government should encourage people to attend gyms and leisure facilities post lockdown.
  • More than a third (36%) report being bored with current exercise options.
  • Half (50%) of parents with a child/ren under the age of 18 agree that they are struggling to find ways for their kids to stay active and a third (32%) say their child/ren have been less physically active because of lockdown.
  • Three fifths (59%) have spent more than 1 hour extra per day sitting down during lockdown.
  • More than 2 in 5 (43%) say they are sitting for over 2 hours extra per day, a quarter (27%) report sitting more than 3 hours extra per day and 15% say they are sitting for more than 4 hours extra per day.
  • The number one thing preventing people from working out at home during lockdown is lack of motivation (41%).

Date Published: 22/02/2021

Categories: Health | Public and communities | Social | Sport | UK

Client: ukactive


Savanta ComRes interviewed 2,170 UK adults aged 18+ online between 12 and 14 February 2021. Data were weighted to be nationally representative of all UK adults by key demographics including age, gender, region and socio-economic grade. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Full data tables are available at

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