Meeting physical activity recommendations in England 2016, by gender

This statistic displays the results of a survey on the share of men and women meeting current physical activity recommendations in England 2012, by guideline. In that year it was found that 31 percent of male and 23 percent of female respondents met both guidelines. In the same year, 33 percent of male and 43 percent of female respondents met neither guideline.

Share of men and women meeting current physical activity recommendations in England 2016, by guideline

Meets both guidelinesMeets aerobic (MVPA) but not muscle- strengthening guidelinesMeets muscle-strengthening but not MVPA guidelinesMeets neither guidelines
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Source

Release date

December 2017

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2016

Number of respondents

7,946*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men) = 3,898; n (women) = 4,048.

The source provides the following information about the data:
- For non-occupational activity, this is limited to bouts of at least 10 minutes.
- Meets aerobic guidelines: At least 150 minutes moderately intensive activity (MPA) or 75 minutes vigorous activity (VPA) per week (pw) or an equivalent combination of these. Muscle-strengthening activities should be undertaken on at least two days per week, on average.

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