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.

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

Featured reports

Latest findings

Males were twice as likely to be hospitalised due to a watercraft-related injury compared with females

In 2017–18, 2,670 people were hospitalised for a watercraft-related injury

There were 199 hospitalisations involving injuries sustained on passenger ships and fishing boats

17% of 2–5 year olds met the physical activity and screen-based behaviour guidelines on 7 days in 2011–12

In 2017–18, 23% of adults met the muscle strengthening activity guidelines (22% of women and 25% of men)

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

Highlights