Research tells us that from the age of 15, participation by girls in organised sport and active recreation starts to decline at a faster rate than young men. They do fewer activities and are active for less time.
Parents and caregivers play a key role in supporting young women to retain good habits around movement for the benefit of their physical and mental health. This campaign is designed to help adults better understand the needs and wants of young women and the barriers they face when it comes to physical activity.
This a great place to start learning more about #itsmymove.
ActiveNZ research shows that Kiwis who reach the global recommended goal of at least 2.5 hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity a week are 51% more likely to have healthy mental wellbeing.
Read more about how we can support quality experiences for our young women across sport and active recreation.
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