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Despite Lionesses’ legacy, just 12% of teenage girls plan on playing sport this summer

  • Over a quarter (28%) of teenage girls state that exercise is not important to them
  • 28% of parents anticipate their daughters will stay indoors between 4-7 days every week
  • Nuffield Health has launched new programme “Move together”, aimed to address this activity gap
  • The charity is hosting free exercise classes across the country this summer for 11–16-year
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3 Ways to Get Your Daughter Into Sports – and Keep Them Interested

Young girls “fall out of love” with sport by the time they’re teenagers.

A damning study from Women in Sport revealed that even active young girls become less sporty as they enter their teen years due to a lack of confidence, the pressure of schoolwork, and not feeling safe outdoors.

In a world where girls and young women face barriers to certain jobs, equal pay, and more,...

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Big Sister Aims to Break Down the Barriers to Teenage Girls Exercising

New programme designed by girls, for girls launched to empower teens during puberty

A new programme designed to provide a supportive space for teenage girls has launched to help girls find and reclaim the joy of sport and exercise during puberty. Big Sister provides girls with an extensive range of resources and support - created and shaped by other girls - to enable them to find out about...

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Pressure to be ‘perfect’ causes mental health issues for teenage girls, research shows

Pressure from schools and families to live up to society’s expectations of the “ideal” girl and be “good” causes mental health issues in teenage girls, a study shows. Cultures in schools and at home contribute to anxiety in girls from all backgrounds, researchers have found.

Pressure to achieve high grades, be popular and beautiful, and participate in extra-curricular activities can lead to...