According to research published in the Lancet today, two-thirds of Britons are not doing enough exercise to keep themselves healthy. If slothfulness was a sport, we’d get the bronze medal. We are the third most inactive nation in Europe, and the seventh most inactive in the world.
The Olympic gold medal for laziness goes to Malta – where apparently the lure of the Mediterranean heat and beach culture prevents a massive 71% of the nation from undertaking enough exercise.
So just how much is ‘enough exercise’ and where do you come in to the scale?
‘Physical inactivity’ is defined as not doing 30 minutes of exercise 5 times a week OR 20...