A REPORT by North Yorkshire Sport has revealed that levels of physical activity remain high in the county, despite the pandemic.

According to the 2021/2022 Impact Report, 65.7 per cent of the North Yorkshire population were ‘active’ compared to pre-pandemic levels of 67.7 per cent, and 10 per cent were ‘fairly active’ compared to pre-pandemic levels of 11.5 per cent.

24.3 per cent were ‘inactive’ compared to pre-pandemic levels of 20.7 per cent and 31.7 cent (30,000) do less than an average of 30 minutes of exercise a day compared to 30.7 per cent (28,900) pre pandemic.

Louise Wallace, North Yorkshire’s director of public health, said: “North Yorkshire Sport has been instrumental in supporting people back into exercise throughout the pandemic.

“We have been really pleased to work with them as partners and their annual report confirms what we already knew, that they have faced the challenges and worked with determination to provide real opportunities for communities across the county.”

David Watson, chief executive at North Yorkshire Sport, said: “Covid-19 and the restrictions that brought have left communities with greater need than ever in terms of support and it has been satisfying for us to play a part in providing that."

North Yorkshire Sport’s full report can be read here: https://www.northyorkshiresport.co.uk/impact