The laziest parts of England mapped

Louis Dor
Tuesday 04 April 2017 15:15
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An annual report into obesity and related health issues in England has found the least active local authority in the country is South Tyneside.

In the area, 31.5 per cent of people exercise less than 30 mins a week.

However, 55.4 per cent exercised over 150 mins a week.

The report, Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet 2017, found that 26 per cent of adults were classed as inactive (less than 30 minutes of exercise a week).

This was the case for 27 per cent of women and 24 per cent of men.

Here are the 15 least active local authorities:

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Here are the 15 most active local authorities:

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Here's the overview:

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The survey found that people who are unemployed for a long time, or have never worked, are most likely to avoid exercise (37 per cent).

Although developed countries are among the healthiest in the world, the obesity epidemic prevalent in these countries contributes to a range of diseases and conditions.

The NHS recommends that you complete 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity to stay healthy each week.

In 2015, 26 per cent of adults ate the recommended 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

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