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Brisk Walking and Physical Inactivity in 40 to 60 Year Olds

Posted June 13, 2018

This publication by Public Health England presents levels of brisk walking and physical inactivity in adults aged 19 and over in England in 2016 to 2017. This release focuses on those aged between 40 and 60, as this is the main target population for the One You and Active 10 campaigns.

The results show:

  • 4 out of 10 (40%) adults aged 40 to 60 in England report less than 10 minutes brisk walking each month
  • 43% of men and 37% of women aged 40 to 60 in England report less than ten minutes brisk walking each month
  • Adults aged 40 to 60 in West Midlands and London were least likely to report brisk walking; with 43% doing less than 10 minutes brisk walking each month, compared with 35% in the South West
  • The East of England and West Midlands reported the highest proportion of men aged 40 to 60 (46%) doing less than 10 minutes brisk walking each month
  • London reported the highest proportion for women aged 40 to 60 (41%) doing less than 10 minutes brisk walking each month.

Click here to find out more and download the report.

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