Research reveals that North East residents should be walking more

Over a third of North East residents would plan a journey to avoid walking for 20 minutes

Over a third of North East residents would plan a journey to avoid walking for 20 minutes

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by , Reporter (Darlington)

A TWENTY minute walk is considered a step too far for more than a third of North Easterners, according to a YouGov survey.

The research found that 37 per cent of people in the region would not consider walking for more than 20 minutes when planning a journey.

It also revealed that only 39 per cent are walking more than the recommended amount - 150 minutes of moderate of exercise a week - and almost a third of North East adults are only walking an average of an hour or less per week.

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9:16pm Tue 6 May 14

miketually says...

Lazy buggers.
Lazy buggers. miketually
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11:49am Wed 7 May 14

pixie4612 says...

Like all surveys the results can always be a bit misleading. For example I wouldn't normally want to walk over 20 minutes to get somewhere (Mainly because I'd probably get rained on!) but I would go for a run for an hour or two to keep myself fit.
Everyone does need to take control over their own health though and realise that if you sit on your bum all day you will put on weight and more than that, you won't be very happy.
Like all surveys the results can always be a bit misleading. For example I wouldn't normally want to walk over 20 minutes to get somewhere (Mainly because I'd probably get rained on!) but I would go for a run for an hour or two to keep myself fit. Everyone does need to take control over their own health though and realise that if you sit on your bum all day you will put on weight and more than that, you won't be very happy. pixie4612
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