Overview

Regular physical activity and a healthy diet are important factors in maintaining a healthy weight. Ensuring that you get enough exercise is also an important factor in preventing and managing chronic illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Latest findings

In 2017–18, the most popular activities included gym workouts, running, swimming and cycling for both men and women

4 in 10 Australian adults did the recommended amount of muscle strengthening activities in 2017–18

Men were more likely to be doing sufficient muscle strengthening activities than women in 2017–18

12% of children and 2% of adolescents met the physical activity and screen-based behaviour guidelines in 2011–12

17% of 2–5 year olds met the physical activity and screen-based behaviour guidelines on 7 days in 2011–12

15% of adults met both the physical activity and muscle strengthening activity guidelines in 2017–18

More reports and statistics on physical activity can be found under Food & nutrition and Overweight & obesity.