Nearly two thirds of women intend to be more active after the coronavirus lockdown, sparking hope the gender gap in physical activity which has been exacerbated by the pandemic could be closed sooner than expected.
Exercise levels among women have declined at a much faster rate than men during the lockdown, which prompted initiatives such as Sport England’s ‘Join The Movement Campaign’ to help people stay active.
Figures published by the body showed that 42 per cent of women have reported a drop in activity levels during the lockdown, compared to 35 per cent among men.
New findings, however, published on Thursday from leading sports charity Women in Sport show nearly half (46 per cent) of women said that taking physical exercise has become more of a priority in their life during the lockdown.
A further 61 per cent of women also said that they will put more effort into