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The amount of exercise adults take part in every week could drop by a further 35% by the end of the decade if current trends continue, a charity has warned.
Health director for sustainable transport charity Sustrans, Philip Insall warned adults needed to buck the trend in order to avoid health risks like diabetes.
Two in five adults are not getting enough exercise to stay healthy as they underestimate the amount needed to keep fit, new data has shown.
Adults under 65 should do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, such as cycling or swimming, every week, according to sustainable transport charity Sustrans.
Activities to strengthen muscles, like yoga, should also be practiced twice-a-week in order to stay fit.
Of the 2,000 people quizzed as part of the poll, women emerged as more aware of the health benefits of a robust exercise regime.