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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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14 Oct 2019
CIDESCO announces new board appointments at 67th World Congress
CIDESCO International, the standards setter for the global spa and beauty industries, has announced that Sandy Fuhr has been elected as its new president.
11 Oct 2019
Three rising stars named winners of Future Fit Training's Legacy Award
Three health and fitness industry professionals at the beginning of their careers have shared the spoils of a £75,000 achievement award created by Future Fit Training.
10 Oct 2019
Don Quixote, suffragettes and puppets who come to life: Aufguss World Championships get creative
For the first time, a woman has been crowned top aufguss master in the world at the Aufguss World Championships, held last month at the newly built Spa Berendonck in The Netherlands.
04 Oct 2019
New Host Commissions set to play a key role in the awarding of Olympic Games
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed the makeup of its two Future Host Commissions, which are set to play a pivotal role in the awarding of future Olympic Games.
03 Oct 2019
Netball World Cup inspires the nation – provides participation boost for sport
This year's Netball World Cup, held in Liverpool in July, is already providing a legacy by growing the sport's participation numbers in England. A survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of England Netball shows that 160,000 adult women who followed the tournament have been inspired to start playing netball.
02 Oct 2019
Jessica Ennis-Hill to speak at ukactive Summit
Olympic champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill will add a bit of stardust to this year's ukactive Summit.
27 Sep 2019
MET Studio creates immersive, multi-sensual history of Singapore
Experiential designers MET Studio have worked with the Singapore Bicentennial Office to create “an immersive experience charting the area’s occupation through to modern day Singapore.”
23 Sep 2019
More than 2,000 attend the 29th annual ISPA Conference & Expo
A crowd of over 2,200 spa community members came together 11-13 September for the 29th annual ISPA Conference & Expo, which took place at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, US.
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Diary dates
15 Oct 2019
SAPCA Technical Meeting
Loughborough University
Loughborough
United Kingdom
15-16 Oct 2019
Independent Hotel Show
Olympia London
London
United Kingdom
15-17 Oct 2019
Global Wellness Summit
Grand Hyatt
Singapore
15-18 Oct 2019
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona
Gran Via Exhibition Centre
Barcelona
Spain
17-19 Oct 2019
FIBO USA
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach
United States
18-20 Oct 2019
Global Thermal Think Tank
Ueda-jo Castle
Ueda
Japan
20-23 Oct 2019
(Spas of Central Europe) SPA-CE Experience
Grand Hotel Rogaska Resort
Rogaška Slatina
Slovenia
20-30 Oct 2019
World Leisure Expo & Forum
Hangzhou International Expo Center
Hangzhou
China
28 Oct 2019
Women in Wellness Leadership Conference
The Waterfront Beach Resort Hotel
Huntington Beach
United States
28-30 Oct 2019
International Federation (IF) Forum
Hotel Royal Savoy
Lausanne
Switzerland
29-31 Oct 2019
Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H)
Hilton Athens
Athens
Greece
30-31 Oct 2019
IOG Saltex
NEC
Birmingham
United Kingdom
31 Oct 2019
ukactive National Summit
Queen Elizabeth II Centre
Westminster
United Kingdom
03-04 Nov 2019
The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa - Miami
Hyatt Regency Hotel Miami & James L. Knight Center
Miami
United States
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