Sport and Physical Activity among those aged over 16 in County Tipperary

The National Physical Activity Guidelines recommend at least 30 minutes of moderately intense activity on 5 or more days a week for adults. The 30 minutes can be accumulated in bouts of 10 minutes or more over the course of a day. Being active confers significant health and related benefits and participation in sport and active leisure plays an increasingly important role in adult physical activity levels worldwide . The benefits from activity can be gained at any age. The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing tracked participants whose average age was over 65 for 8 years. Participants who took up activity in those 8 years also saw health benefits despite being previously inactive. Physical activity contributes to healthy ageing regardless of current age.

This report provides evidence on the sport and recreational exercise activity of adults (aged 16 and over) in county Tipperary. The analysis aims to be of interest and assistance to those involved in the promotion of sport in Tipperary particularly LSPs, Local Authorities, clubs and volunteers.