Nearly half of Brits 'not able' to do 10,000 daily steps

New study from Perkbox Medical

Adam Saville
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 Nearly half of Brits 'not able' to do 10,000 daily steps

Employees 'unable to walk a lot at work' cannot meet fitness goals each day, survey finds

A study of 2,850 people by Perkbox Medical has found that 45% of Brits feel they cannot hit a target of 10,000 steps a day because they are ‘not able to walk a lot at work', while a further 40% stated that they ‘don't have enough time' to reach fitness goals. It is estimated that a UK adult spends an average 9.5 hours a day sedentary, many of us working nine-till-five at a desk, however the NHS recommends that we take 150 minutes of exercise a week (10,000 steps a day). According to the...

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