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.
of Australians aged 18–64 were sufficiently active for health benefits in 2014–15
of Australians aged 65 and over were inactive or insufficiently active
of children aged 5–8 failed to meet the physical activity recommendations
of women and 51% of men aged 18–64 were inactive or insufficiently active
of children and young people aged 5–17 did not meet physical activity recommendations
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