National Sit-down: Brits Admit Sitting for More Than 14 Hours Longer Each Week in Lockdown

Britain’s national lockdown has become a national sit-down, with 42% of UK adults admitting they are sitting for at least 14 hours longer a week, a new poll from ukactive has revealed.

Motivation to exercise is now at a record low for many Brits, as the closure of gyms, pools and leisure facilities restricts the options for staying active and healthy, according to poll findings from Savanta ComRes, commissioned by ukactive.

The new findings show:

  • More than three quarters (78%) of UK adults have spent longer sitting down per day during lockdown. Over a third (42%) of respondents have spent more than two hours a day longer sitting, 27% report sitting for more than three hours extra per day, and 15% say they are sitting for more than four hours extra per day.
  • The number one thing preventing people from working out at home during lockdown is lack of motivation (41%).
  • 47% of people with a mental health condition say they that access to their local gym or leisure centre would improve their emotional and physical wellbeing.
  • More than a third (36%) report being bored with current exercise options.

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Article source: UK Active