NHS could save £7bn if exercise given increased priority

More than £7bn of savings could be made on the UK’s health spending if each person took the government’s recommended daily amount of exercise.

The findings, from a new report by the London School of Economics and healthcare charity, Nuffield Health, show that 70 per cent of UK adults do not currently meet the target of 150 minutes of exercise a week.

The report, 12 minutes more…, uses data from the annual Health Survey for England and suggest that if each inactive UK citizen would do just 12 minutes of exercise each day the UK could save £7bn in costs of associated NHS treatments, welfare and loss of earnings.

to find out more click here; http://www.nuffieldhealth.com/fitness-and-wellbeing/news/7-billion-potential-savings-if-exercise-given-increased-priority

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