UK women not taking enough exercise

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. UK women not taking enough exerciseOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Four out of five British women are endangering their health because theyfail to take enough exercise, a survey by charity Cancer Research UK hasconcluded. A poll of 1,142 UK women found most exercised less than three times a weekfor 30 minutes or more, and one in four did none at all. Only one in five metthe Government recommendation of exercising five times a week or more for 30minutes. Dr Lesley Walker, director of cancer information at the charity, said:”It is very worrying that such a large proportion of British women takeless than the recommended amount of exercise, or none at all. This could leadto serious health problems.” The survey followed a review by Cancer Research UK-funded researchers atBristol University, which showed regular exercise could cut the risk of bowelcancer by up to 50 per cent and possibly help prevent breast, lung andendometrial cancer. Nearly 40 per cent of women polled said lack of time stopped them fromexercising more often. Nearly a fifth put it down to a lack of motivation. The survey was published to coincide with the launch of the campaign toraise awareness of the 10th anniversary of the Tesco Race for Life, thecharity’s women-only 5km fundraiser. www.cancerresearchuk.orgwww.raceforlife.orglast_img read more