30 April 2014

Current levels of sedentary behaviour


This fact sheet provides the latest statistical data on sedentary behaviour in different age groups, including:

  • current levels among children and young people across the four home countries
  • adult levels of sedentary behaviour in the UK.

This fact sheet summarises the available research on sedentary behaviour in the four home countries. Much of the existing research focuses solely on television (TV) viewing or other screen based activities.

Key findings

  • Television viewing increases with age for children and young people.
  • Boys generally watch more television than girls.
  • High levels of sedentary behaviour amongst older adults.

Other sedentary behaviour fact sheets are also available covering what is sedentary behaviour? and factors influencing sedentary behaviour.

Download: Current levels of sedentary behaviour