The figures stated below refer to the “Austrian health interview survey 2019“.
Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure – including activities undertaken while working, playing, carrying out household chores, travelling, and engaging in recreational pursuits. In the last decade a comprehensive concept of Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA) has been established, which besides leisure-related physical activities also includes daily physical activity related to occupational and household work as well as a means of transport. Specific encouragement of physical activity enables the prevention of illness and discomfort at every age.
Nearly one half of the Austrian female (46%) and male (44%) population aged 15 and over were found not to perform any work-related physical activities. About one third performed lightly exhausting physical activities, women with 36% lightly more often than men with 30%. Predominantly severely exhausting physical activities were done by 18% of men, but only 6% of women.
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