The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has compiled this report using the latest health statistics to provide a comprehensive overview of levels of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour in adults across the UK. The data in this report suggests that large numbers of people in the UK are still failing to meet recommendations for physical activity, putting them at greater risk of heart and circulatory disease.
Around 20 million adults in the UK are physically inactive.
Physical inactivity is a global health crisis, responsible for an estimated 5 million deaths worldwide.
The impact of physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyles also weighs heavily on UK healthcare, estimated to cost
as much as £1.2 billion a year.
RunnerSquare encourages and promotes Physical Activity. We strongly believe future of healthcare is based on prevention, not on pills. Physical Activity is key. We invite you to join us by choosing any of the montly Physical Activity Challenges we suggest you.