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Barking and Dagenham is London’s least active borough, study finds

PUBLISHED: 08:21 27 October 2017

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Barking and Dagenham is London’s least active borough with 67 per cent of residents not participating in any sport, a study has found.

A survey of almost 1,500 Londoners by GolfSupport.com estimates this equates to almost 100,000 people in the borough doing no exercise.

Of those Londoners who do no sport, 24 pc blamed tiredness, 18 pc said they had other commitments, 12 pc thought it was too expensive, 8 pc lack motivation and 6 pc have no desire to do sport.

Camden is London’s most active borough, with 37 pc of residents doing no sport.

“The fast-paced nature of London unfortunately translates to its residents, who are consistently preoccupied with work matters and social engagements,” said GolfSupport.com’s managing director, Gary Swift.

“Whilst the Olympics did initially surge sport participation numbers, it seems the nostalgia is now stagnating.”

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