Physical activity

Aerobic and muscle strengthening according to WHO recommendation

2019
23.6 %
Sunk compared to 2014

Member in sports association

2020
17.7 %
Sunk -6.6 percent points compared to 2017

Description

Physical activity makes an essential contribution to maintaining health and well-being. Physical activity includes daily activities such as brisk walking, housework and physically demanding occupations, in addition to sports and leisure activities. The 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 training to build muscle at least two days per week. The results come from the Austrian Health Interview Survey (ATHIS), which is carried out every six years starting in 2019 (previously 2006/07 and 2014).

Information on membership in sports association was collected in 2020/2021 as part of the microcensus.

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Highlights

Physical Activity 2019 according to WHO-recommodation by sex and age – in percent (table)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Health Interview Survey 2019. Compiled on 14 July 2020. – Population in private households aged 18 to 64 years.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Health Interview Survey 2019. Compiled on 14 July 2020. – Population aged 15 years and more.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Additional question at the Microcensus Labour Force Survey, Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 and Q2 to Q3 2017. Compiled on 20 July 2021. – Population in private households.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Additional question at the Microcensus Labour Force Survey, Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 and Q2 to Q3 2017. Compiled on 20 July 2021. – Population in private households.

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