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23 Sep 2019
Brits spending 'twice as long' making tea as doing exercise each week

The average UK adult spends more than twice as long making tea as they do exercising each week.

A study of 2,080 UK adults by ComRes reveals that Brits spend an average of 40 minutes a day making tea – equating to four hours and 37 minutes a week – compared with an average of just 14 minutes’ moderate physical activity a day, equating to one hour and 38 minutes a week.

Commissioned by health body ukactive ahead of National Fitness Day on Wednesday 25 September, the survey also highlights a "glaring fitness gap" in the UK, with 13 per cent of respondents claiming not to do any exercise at all and 15 per cent doing fewer than 30 minutes of moderate exercise a week.

This means that 28 per cent of UK adults are classed as physically inactive.

Being inactive isn't down to ignorance, however, as the study shows that 80 per cent of respondents rank personal health and wellbeing in the top three things they care about, while more than half of UK adults (56 per cent) agree that physical activity helps them feel better when they are having a bad day.

Other findings from the survey include that nearly a third (30 per cent) of those working full time have been forced to cancel exercise due to work commitments on a regular basis and that the average UK adult spends one hour and 36 minutes a day on social media platforms.

Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, said: "More people than ever are aware of the physical and mental benefits of physical activity; however, these figures show that despite our best intentions, modern living has stripped physical activity from our days.

"National Fitness Day is the perfect time to reflect on your activity habits and try something new from the thousands of free events taking place on the day."

• To find more about the National Fitness Day, click here.


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20 Feb 2020
Sweat 2020: ukactive announces two new reports as part of Business Intelligence service
ukactive has launched two major new reports as part of its Business Intelligence service.
20 Feb 2020
Sweat 2020 event kicks off, charting the UK's boutique fitness market
The annual Sweat event kicks off in London today (20 February), offering the UK's fitness industry a platform to discuss the future trends within the thriving boutique sector.
19 Feb 2020
ISPA Talent Symposium will offer professional one-on-one coaching sessions
ISPA has announced the addition of private coaching sessions for attendees at the upcoming ISPA Talent Symposium.
14 Feb 2020
Sweat 2020: new report to offer fresh insight into impact of multi-operator gym memberships
A report outlining membership habits and retention in the fitness sector will be released at the Sweat 2020 event next week.
06 Feb 2020
Create a culture of ‘productive generosity’: ISPA keynote to explain how
American psychologist Adam Grant has been announced as a keynote speaker for the 2020 ISPA Conference and Expo, scheduled for 14-16 October 2020.
04 Feb 2020
GBWE partners with Hutchinson Consulting and Contento Marketing
US-based wellness event Global Beauty and Wellness Exchange (GBWE) has announced a partnership with Hutchinson Consulting and Contento Marketing with the aim of bringing new buyers to the tenth annual event.
03 Feb 2020
Major step forward for Birmingham 2022 plans as £72m Alexander Stadium revamp is approved
Detailed plans for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium in Birmingham have been approved, marking a major milestone in the preparations for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
03 Feb 2020
New ‘Together’ programme of events launched for ukactive members
Physical activity body ukactive is launching a new programme of regional events, aimed at providing a platform for the physical activity body and its members to discuss the key issues facing the sector.
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19-21 Feb 2020
ForumPiscine - 12th International Pool & Spa Expo and Congress
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Bologna
Italy
24 Feb 2020
Global Beauty & Wellness Exchange
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United States
24 Feb 2020
SAPCA Annual Conference, Awards and Annual Dinner
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United Kingdom
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Quality in Wellness and Spa
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Potsdam
Germany
03-03 Mar 2020
The Foodservice Show
ExCel
London
United Kingdom
03-05 Mar 2020
The Professional Kitchen Show
ExCel
London
United Kingdom
03-05 Mar 2020
Interiors & Tabletop Show
ExCel
London
United Kingdom
03-05 Mar 2020
Hospitality Tech Show
ExCel
London
United Kingdom
03-05 Mar 2020
Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC)
ExCel
London
United Kingdom
06-07 Mar 2020
FORUMCLUB International Congress & Expo for fitness, sport & wellness clubs
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Milan
Italy
06-08 Mar 2020
BEAUTY Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre
Düsseldorf
Germany
08-10 Mar 2020
International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference - New York
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Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna
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19 Mar 2020
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