Addressing Inactivity Among Low-Income Communities
It may seem obvious, but being active doesn't come cheap. Whether it's purchasing one-off fitness classes, gym memberships or sports equipment — getting up and moving requires more than just a commitment to get fit.
Even participation fees for youth sports can be too heavy a burden for many families. Being physically active is often an investment that many poorer households simply can't afford.
According to the 2018 Sports & Fitness Industry Association Topline Participation Report, during the period of 2012 to 2017, rates of inactivity among the poorest households (measured as those whose income is less than $25,000) has increased, while the opposite can be said of more affluent houses.
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