Singapore sport: East beats west in Singapore for physical activity levels, says new study

The Singapore City Active Citizens Worldwide Report 2018 found that more men (48 per cent) are active compared with women (38 per cent), with clear trends to be found across educational backgrounds as well.
The Singapore City Active Citizens Worldwide Report 2018 found that more men (48 per cent) are active compared with women (38 per cent), with clear trends to be found across educational backgrounds as well.PHOTO: PURE FITNESS

Those who live in the eastern part of Singapore are the most physically active here, but put those same people in the west and they are likely to start spending more time on their couches.

According to the Singapore City Active Citizens Worldwide Report 2018 released yesterday by national agency Sport Singapore, 48 per cent of the former group get in 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly compared with 38 per cent for the latter. It also found that more men (48 per cent) are active compared with women (38 per cent), with clear trends to be found across educational backgrounds as well.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 11, 2018, with the headline 'East beats west in S'pore for physical activity: Study'. Print Edition | Subscribe