England is not a nation of walkers


IT has been revealed that one in seven adults go a whole month without walking for at least 10 minutes continually.
This figure rises to around one in four in some areas of the UK according to figures from the Department of Transport in association with Sport England, which studied the habits of people in England.
For the over 65 age group, a quarter of men and nearly one in three women fail to stretch their legs every four weeks. The study found urban dwellers are more likely to walk because they have to, while people in rural parts are more likely to walk for pleasure. Whilst there may not be too many walkers, some 54 per cent said they had carried out some form of moderate physical activity over the last month, compared to 46 per cent who did not.


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