While the Olympic Games will be welcomed this summer in Paris, Emmanuel Macron decreed sport as a major national cause for 2024. And on January 8, in a video on social networks, the president encouraged the French to do more physical activity, at least 30 minutes a day.
Was he heard? Not really, according to the results of a survey published Wednesday by OpinionWay.
A quarter of French people do not reach the quarter of an hour
Indeed, according to this “30 Minute Barometer”
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Misinformed Even more worrying, only 22% of respondents are aware of the authorities’ recommendations regarding physical activity to stay healthy. In France, the recommendation of 30 minutes a day at least five times a week for adults, and at least 60 minutes for children and adolescents, has been disseminated since 2002, as part of thePNNS (the national nutrition and health program)
Financial aid, sport at work
So how can we increase the physical activity of the French? In the study, 20% cited financial assistance – to purchase equipment or take out a subscription – as an element that could help them. 15% also mention the possibility of practicing at their workplace. But 35% say that nothing is likely to help them… Who knows, perhaps the Olympic Games will inspire vocations?
OpinionWay survey, carried out for the CIC, online on January 24 and 25, with a sample of 1,009 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over.