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Nation needs to get exercising

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New research from Scottish Widows suggests that the UK is far from a nation of Olympic wannabes. On average, people spend just 108 minutes each week keeping fit, taking part in just two exercise sessions. Just under half of the population abstains from any form of exercise, and those that do once or more a week spend nearly double the time of the national average to work out for 192 minutes.


Over half (of adults) engage in at least one session of exercise per week, but less than one third are doing the recommended three or more sessions. Among those who engage in at least one session, the average amount of time spent exercising is three hours with males spending slightly more time exercising than females.

Health insurance: News update: 16 October 2010