Physical activity makes an essential contribution to maintaining health and well-being. It includes daily activities such as brisk walking, housework and physically demanding occupations in addition to sports and leisure activities. The WHO’s concept of “health-enhancing physical activity” (HEPA) includes physical activity in the context of occupational and domestic work and for the purpose of transport in addition to leisure-time physical activity. The WHO recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week for the population aged 18-64 as well as muscle-strengthening activities on at least two days per week. The results come from the Austrian Health Interview Survey (ATHIS), which is held every six years from 2019 (previously 2006/07 and 2014).
Information on membership of sports associations was collected in 2020/2021 as part of the microcensus.