Report: A third of Aussies not getting enough exercise

A study has revealed almost a third of Australians aren’t getting enough exercise, putting them at a heightened risk of deadly disease.

The self-reported study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows 30.4 per cent of Aussies didn’t reach the recommended level of physical activity in 2016.

Across the world Australia ranked 97-out-of-168 countries involved in the study.


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It’s also found globally activity levels haven’t changed in nearly two decades.

Unsurprisingly, the study showed richer nations enjoyed a more sedentary lifestyle, putting them more at risk of developing non-communicable killers like dementia and cardiovascular disease.

These illnesses are commonly linked to  factors, such as, spending more time indoors, longer office hours, more accessible high calorie food and lower levels of exercise.

The WHO recommends adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity-exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise per week.

After stints with the ABC and AAP, Mitchell joined 1029 Hot Tomato in 2017. He’ll be out and about bringing you the news that matters on the Coast.

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