The practice of sport on the rise in Hauts-de-France: 2 out of 3 inhabitants do it regularly

The practice of sport on the rise in Hauts-de-France: 2 out of 3 inhabitants do it regularly
The practice of sport on the rise in Hauts-de-France: 2 out of 3 inhabitants do it regularly

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Margot Nicodème

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May 15, 2024 at 9:16 a.m.

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The return of sunny days is always a Source of motivation for get (back) into exerciseand it was also during this period that a large “health barometer”, to take the pulse of the French. What are their sports habits? How are practices evolving?

The French Federation of Physical Education and Voluntary Gymnastics (FFEPGV) and Ipsos have managed to draw the broad outlines, by region. This is what it looks like the relationship to sport of the inhabitants of Hauts-de-France in 2024.

The practice of sport has increased significantly in Hauts-de-France since 2017

To begin with, the practice is evolving positively in the region: on average, athletes spend 3.8 hours of their activity per weekcompared to 1.7 hours per week in 2017. Today, they are 65% do sports regularlyor 2 out of 3 inhabitants, and not just on weekends: 57% of working people in Hauts-de-France practice an activity during their work week. A majority, therefore, who would find more time with the rise of teleworking, seen as “a facilitator of sports practice”.

The study, carried out on 2,000 French people aged 16 and over and representative of the population (including 170 inhabitants of Hauts-de-France), also shows that on a regional scale, these are THE “intense” practices that are popular, by 44% of athletes. Namely running, team sports and cycling.

Nearly one in three residents do sport on medical prescription

Gentler disciplines, such as yoga, stretching or pilates, are chosen by 26% of athletes. 46% of respondents practice mixed practices (gentle and intense).

Finally, the average of inhabitants of Hauts-de-France who are sports on medical prescription is higher than the national average: 27% compared to 20%. 27% of local athletes have been prescribed by a doctor to practice a specific discipline, while 28% have been advised to practice sport in general.

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