New figures released today (26 January) shows that nearly two fifths of adults are failing to get enough activity into their week with over a quarter (25.6 per cent) not even active for 30 minutes a week.
The findings from the Sport England (Department for Culture Media & Sport) report found that 39.3 per cent of adults aren’t getting the minimum recommended* 150 minutes of activity a week needed to stay healthy. This is made up of 25.6 per cent of people who aren’t active for 30 minutes a week or more and a further 13.7 per cent who are only active for between 30 and 149 minutes a week.
Of those who were active for at least 150 minutes per week (60.7 per cent), over a third of them achieved it entirely through walking for leisure.
Living Streets, the UK charity for everyway walking, is encouraging more people to swap four wheels for two feet for short journeys to help achieve their 150 minutes, stay healthy and reduce the risk of preventable illness.