More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive, increasing their risk of heart disease and premature death, a new report warns.

The report by British Heart Foundation represents the most up-to-date analysis of UK adults and their level of inactivity – one of the most significant health crises threatening peoples cardiovascular health.

More than 20 million adults in the UK are failing to meet guidelines for physical activity, and women are 36 per cent more likely to be considered physically inactive than men, the report said.

Statistics show the regions in England where people are most physically inactive, with the North West coming out worst as almost half of the adult population – 2.7 million adults – are insuff...
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