Here’s some insightful stats on physical activity and ways to get more active from Penny Hunking
More than 1 in 4 adults in the UK are inactive and do less than 30 minutes of activity a week
4 in 10 children aged 5-15 years do less than 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity a day
How much physical activity should we do?
Adults (19-64 years)
At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or brisk walking weekly
Strength exercises that work all the major muscles on two or more days a week
Children (5-18 years)
At least one hour of physical activity every day such as cycling, playground activities, football and tennis
Do exercises such as push-ups for strong muscles and jumping and running for strong bones at least 3 days a week
References available upon request.