Exercise is essential for physical and mental health, and the Netherlands is no exception. In 2017, the NOC*NSF conducted a survey to measure how much Dutch citizens were engaging in sports. The survey included questions on how often they exercised, the types of activities they participated in, and other related questions. In this article, we will explore the results of the survey to gain a better understanding of the state of sports participation in the Netherlands in 2017.
Sport Participation in the Netherlands in 2017
According to the NOC*NSF survey, the majority of Dutch citizens (75%) participated in sports at least once a week in 2017. Of those who participated, the majority (37%) did so two to three times a week. This indicates that the majority of Dutch citizens were regularly engaging in some form of physical activity.
In terms of the types of activities that people participated in, running, cycling, and walking were the most popular forms of exercise. Over half of those surveyed (54%) reported participating in these activities at least once a week. Other popular activities included swimming, tennis, and fitness classes, with 21%, 19%, and 17% of respondents respectively reporting that they participated in these activities at least once a week.
NOC*NSF Survey Results
The NOC*NSF survey also looked at the reasons why people participated in sports. The most common reason given was to stay healthy, with 87% of respondents citing this reason. Other reasons given included to have fun (60%), to improve performance in a specific sport (34%), and to compete (24%).
The survey also found that the majority of Dutch citizens (64%) reported being members of a sports club. This indicates that being part of a club or team was an important factor in motivating people to participate in sports.
The survey also revealed that the majority of Dutch citizens (80%) felt that their local area had adequate facilities for sports. This indicates that the availability of facilities was not a major factor in preventing people from participating in physical activity.
Overall, the NOC*NSF survey provides a comprehensive overview of sports participation in the Netherlands in 2017. The results indicate that the majority of Dutch citizens participated in some form of physical activity at least once a week, with running, cycling, and walking being the most popular activities. The survey also revealed that staying healthy was the main motivation for participating in sports, and that the majority of citizens felt that their local area had adequate facilities.