Varying Extent of Physical Inactivity Across the UK (BBC News / BHF)

Summary

Research by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) indicates that over 20 million adults in the UK can be classified as physically inactive. This is likely to increase the risk of heart disease and is estimated to cost the NHS around £1.2 billion per year, according to the BHF’s “Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour” report.

Estimated levels of physical inactivity are analysed by UK region, sex etc..

“Women are 36% more likely than men to be classified as physically inactive – 11.8 million women compared with 8.3 million men”.

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More than 20 million Britons ‘physically inactive’. London: BBC Health News, April 3rd 2017.

This relates to:

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Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour report: 2017. London: British Heart Foundation, April 2017.

Passing interest:

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Should exercise be compulsory at work? London: BBC Health News, April 5th 2017.

 

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