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Time biggest obstacle for Aussie exercise

AAP logoAAP 8/12/2016

HOW AUSTRALIANS ARE EXERCISING

* 59 per cent of Australians over 15 exercise three or more times a week

* Outside of school hours only 19 per cent of children aged up to 14 are active more than three times a week

* Biggest barrier for exercising is time constraints for those between 15 and 54

* $10.7 billion was spent on exercise in 2015 and adults spend most of that on gyms, while the children's share is spent on sports clubs

TOP SPORTS FOR ADULTS:

1. Walking

2. Gym

3. Athletics (including jogging)

4. Swimming

5. Cycling

TOP SPORTS FOR CHILDREN OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL:

1. Swimming

2. Soccer

3. AFL

4. Gymnastics

5. Netball

TOP CLUB SPORTS OVERALL:

1. Football

2. Golf

3. AFL

4. Netball

5. Tennis

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