The recommended amount of exercise in the UK is 150 minutes a week, which breaks down to 5 days of 30 minutes of exercise each. I reality though the average person exercise a measly 4 days a month. Data from the Health Survey for England (HSE) indicates that 70% of all brits don’t meet the recommendations.
Those that do sports have better mental health and physical health, lower cholesterol
and blood pressure levels, are less likely to report having cardiovascular disease or
Type 2 diabetes and are more likely to be a healthy weight.
The stats also indicates that exercise is a class issue. The average household income of those that do moderate sports is more than £6,500 a year higher than inactive households. These people are also more likely to be employed. Lowering the barrier for exercise could help reduce these inequalities.
This is also where I start to preaching making Nano Workouts a part of the daily life. These missing 12 minutes a day could easily be covered if a few Nano Workouts were made part of the daily routines. Just including a Nano Workout while brushing your teeth twice a day would cover 33% of the missing 12 minutes.