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ukactive National Fitness Day Survey

A survey of British adults on behalf of ukactive on physical activity levels and awareness of National Fitness Day.

  • More than a quarter (27%) of British adults say that, on average, they do more than 2.5 hours a week of moderate physical activity.
  • In an average day, three in five (59%) British adults say they spend up to 30 minutes sitting on the toilet, while 13% say the same of sitting during their commute.
  • The British public are most likely to say that there no barriers to them spending more time being physically active (30%), or say they are too busy with work (20%). Overall, seven in ten (70%) say there are some  barriers to them being able to spend more time being physically active.
  • When asked what the minimum amount of time that the NHS recommends 19-64 year olds should spend being physically active, just over one in ten (12%) answer correctly with 2.5 hours.

Date Published: 21/09/2017

Categories: GB | Health | Public and communities | Social

Client: ukactive


ComRes interviewed 2,004 British adults aged 18+ online between 4th and 6th August 2017. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults by age, gender, region and social grade.

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