August 24, 2017
Britain is in the grip of an ‘inactivity epidemic’, with nearly half of adults failing to go for a brisk walk even once a month.
Health bosses say 45 per cent of over-16s are so sedentary they do not manage the health-boosting ten-minute walk.
Public Health England (PHE) officials are especially worried about more than 6 million inactive people aged between 40 and 60 who are putting their busy lives ahead of their health.
In a major change of strategy, they said inactive people should start aiming simply to get out for a short walk each day – rather than the more ambitious 150 minutes of exercise a week that has dominated NHS advice for years.
They said the British population was 20 per cent less active now than in the 1960s, and the average person walked 15 miles less a year than they did just two decades ago.
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