This report finds that more than 20 million adults in the UK are physically inactive and estimates that this increase risk of heart disease may cost the NHS £1.2 billion annually. The report provides an overview of the levels of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour in adults across the UK.
The BHF argues that around 20 million adults in the UK are insufficiently active, putting them at a significantly greater risk of heart and circulatory disease, and premature death. Levels of sedentary behaviour also remains stubbornly high in the UK, and evidence is growing that shows a sedentary lifestyle, irrespective of your level of physical activity, is strongly associated with poor cardiovascular health. Combined these two risk factors present a considerable threat to people’s individual risk of heart and circulatory disease.