Overview

Regular physical activity and a healthy diet are important factors in maintaining a healthy weight. Ensuring that you get enough exercise is also an important factor in preventing and managing chronic illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Latest findings

In 2017–18, the most popular activities included gym workouts, running, swimming and cycling for both men and women

Men were more likely to be doing sufficient muscle strengthening activities than women in 2017–18

Younger adults were more likely to be doing sufficient muscle strengthening activities than older adults in 2017–18

15% of adults met both the physical activity and muscle strengthening activity guidelines in 2017–18

12% of children and 2% of adolescents met the physical activity and screen-based behaviour guidelines in 2011–12

1 in 2 adults (55%) did not meet the physical activity guidelines in 2017–18

More reports and statistics on physical activity can be found under Food & nutrition and Overweight & obesity.