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.

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Latest findings

There were 933 hospitalisations caused by injuries sustained while surfing or boogie boarding

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

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

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

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

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