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.

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

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Latest findings

There were 199 hospitalisations involving injuries sustained on passenger ships and fishing boats

There were 933 hospitalisations caused by injuries sustained while surfing or boogie boarding

In 2017–18, 2,670 people were hospitalised for a watercraft-related injury

In 2017–18, 23% of adults met the muscle strengthening activity guidelines (22% of women and 25% of men)

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

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