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Physical peak comes at age of 25
3:00pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in News
A POLL has found that people in the South West hit their physical peak at 25 and aspire to stay physically active until they are 56.
The poll of 2,000 people was commissioned by the British Heart Foundation to mark registration for the London to Brighton bike ride.
Nearly half, 42 per cent, of those surveyed cited eating a healthy diet as the reason behind them feeling at their physical peak.
This was closely followed by playing sports for clubs and going to the gym. Also in the top five were drinking less alcohol and playing sports at school or college.
More than one in 10 of those surveyed (12 per cent) said the last time they were really physically active was a school, college or university and under a third (28 per cent) of people said they had been really physically active in the past week. Nearly one in 10 (nine per cent) said they hadn’t conducted real physical exercise in more than ten years. More than a third (34 per cent) of people rated having good health as the most prized attribute to have, with 24 per cent choosing self-confidence as the most valuable personal asset to possess. Interestingly, 88 per cent of those surveyed did not deem having physical fitness as being of prime importance.
For more information about the BHF’s London to Brighton Bike on Saturday, March 2, see bhf.org.uk/L2B