Do we exercise as much as we think?
In his recent blog, Cardiac Rehab founder Dr Bethell talks about this topic in more detail. In a study by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), they sent questionnaires on exercise to a large sample of the adult population. Based on the participants’ self-reported data, 39% of men and 29% of women met the exercise recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer. They then used accelerometers (a sort of sophisticated pedometer) to record actual activity and found that when exercise levels were measured over a week, 6% of men and 4% women achieved the government’s recommended physical activity level. That’s quite a big difference and either we are not being entirely truthful with the HSE of simply deluding ourselves.
You can read more about this study on Dr Bethell’s blog by clicking here.