‘More to do’ in city’s fitness fight

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City leaders have admitted Sheffield has ‘more to do’ to achieve its ambition of becoming the country’s fittest city - after figures revealed more than half of residents are still not exercising enough.

The statistics, from Sport England’s annual Active People survey, showed that just over 40 per cent of people in Sheffield aged over 16 were participating in sport for at least 30 minutes, once a week.

Coun Isobel Bowler, the city council’s cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure, said Sheffield had the highest score in Yorkshire, and was among the top 20 in England.

 

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