Share of adults meeting muscle guidance in Scotland 2016, by gender and age

This statistic displays the proportion of adults meeting muscle strengthening guidelines in Scotland in 2016, by gender and age. In this year, 1 percent of men and 2 percent of women aged 65 to 74 years old met the recommended guidelines for muscle strengthening.

Proportion of adults meeting muscle strengthening guidelines in Scotland in 2016, by gender and age

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Source

Release date

October 2017

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

2016

Number of respondents

4,264*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

CAPI interview, questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men)=2,051, n (women)=2,213
The source provides the following information:
Meets moderate/vigorous physical activity (MVPA) guidelines: at least 150 minutes of moderately intensive physical activity or 75 minutes vigorous activity per week or an equivalent of both.
- Meets muscle guideline: carries out activities that strengthen muscles on at least two days per week.
Physical activity guidelines for those aged 16-18 are at least one hour of moderate or vigorous activity each day. As SHeS participants of that age were given the adult questionnaire, which does not ask separetely about each day, they have been included in this table assessed against the adult criteria.

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