Thursday, 2 February 2012

Over-55s do 'half an hour more exercise a week' than the young

Over-55s are more active than people half their age, putting in half an hour more exercise a week.

They do an average of 726 minutes of physical activity – 12 hours, six minutes – compared with the 698 minutes done by 18 to 25-year-olds, or 11 hours and 38 minutes.

The most popular exercise activity among over-55s was walking, with 80 per cent saying they went for a regular stroll.

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