People risk health by not walking enough

People risk health by not walking enough

Despite the British Heart Foundation (BHF) saying that walking is the best exercise you can get, a new polls shows that many Brits barely walk at all.

The YouGov survey, which was conducted on behalf of the charity Ramblers, found that 25 per cent of respondents walk for no more than one hour each week.

Some 43 per cent of the 2,000 adults questioned reported walking for less than two hours a week

The West Midlands was found to be the worst area, with 34 per cent walking for less than 60 minutes each week.

Nearby East Midlands was the top region, with 59 per cent completing the recommended 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week.

Dr Mike Knapton, associate medical director for the BHF, said: "Walking is the easiest and cheapest way to keep fit. You can walk anytime, anywhere and you don't need any equipment."

Moderate walking has been found to lower a person's risk of life-threatening conditions such as heart disease.