Just one in 20 adults in England follow NHS exercise advice, study finds
Just one in 20 adults in England get their recommended amount of exercise, a study suggests.
The NHS says people should do two-and-a-half hours of moderate-intensity physical exercise per week, such as brisk walking, cycling and weights or cardio gym work.
Adults should do muscle-strengthening activities, like lifting weights at least two days a week.
But a study of a quarter of a million Britons found a ‘startlingly small’ five per cent are hitting these minimum thresholds.
It comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Britons were on track to become an unhealthy nation in Europe in the next decade.
Researchers from the University of Essex studied the exercise habits of a quarter of a million people in England.
They found that while two-thirds did enough aerobic exercise, between five and 29 per cent did enough strength exercise, depending on how the latter is defined.
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