Sloth­ful Slough is least fit

Daily Express - - News -

FAMED as the set­ting for hit TV show The Of­fice, the town of Slough now has a new claim – as the un­fittest place in the coun­try.

Only 43 per cent ex­er­cise for the rec­om­mended two-anda-half hours a week while around a third work out for less than 30 min­utes.

The Berk­shire town has been mocked for its dull­ness. Poet Sir John Bet­je­man wrote: “Come, friendly bombs and fall on Slough, it isn’t fit for hu­mans now. There isn’t grass to graze a cow.”

Ex­eter topped the ta­ble as the fittest with 80.3 per cent achiev­ing the NHS ex­er­cise guide­line. Only 14.5 per cent re­port less than 30 min­utes of ex­er­cise.

The NHS says that adults should get two-and-a-half hours of “mod­er­ate aer­o­bic ac­tiv­ity” like brisk walk­ing or cy­cling or 75 min­utes of “vig­or­ous aer­o­bic ac­tiv­ity”.

Builders Bar­ratt Lon­don, which com­mis­sioned the sur­vey, said: “Un­for­tu­nately, Slough takes the hon­ours for be­ing the least fit, find­ing it­self in last place of 352 lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.”

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