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.
03 Mar 2021
Web report |
20 Oct 2020
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
In 2017–18, 23% of adults met the muscle strengthening activity guidelines (22% of women and 25% of men)
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
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