Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Two thirds off feet 20 hours a day

Some 67 per cent of those questioned said they spend 20 hours or more off their feet

Two thirds of people spend 20 hours a day either lying down or seated, a poll suggests.

Of 1,000 UK adults questioned, 67% said they spend 20 hours or more off their feet.

But the poll, conducted by Weight Watchers UK, found that 54% of people believe that they lead busy and active lives.

Zoe Hellman, head of public health at the dieting and weight loss organisation, said: "The rise in modern technology means we're constantly 'switched on' - from texting and emailing to browsing online, it's mentally exhausting.

"In our heads we feel like we've rushed around all day, but in reality we've hardly moved - 21st century living where everything is accessible to us 24/7 has engineered movement out of our daily routine."

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