February 18 2017
The average person in Britain spends just 8 per cent of their time outside on a week day, meaning less than two hours a day out of doors.
Most of this time is spent walking to the shops or the car, but men are slightly better at getting out than women, at 28 minutes more per week day.
Ribble Cycles surveyed more than 1,000 adults in Britain finding the average person spent 92% of their time indoors on a weekly basis.
Brits also admit to spending 1 hour 37 minutes per day less outside during winter in comparison to summer.
When asked how people typically spend time outdoors each day, the answers were:
- Taking pets for a walk (17%)
- Walking to the shop at lunchtime (16%)
- Walking to and from the car (15%)
- Walking to work from my bus/train (14%)
- Going for a run (6%)
- Walking the kids to school (5%)
- Smoking (4%)
- Cycling to work (2%)
The top 5 activities show the lack of outdoor exercise Brits seem to be partaking in on a daily basis.