Nearly 80% of Australians 70+ participate in sports & activities

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 25-May-20

Almost four out of five Australians aged 70+ participate in sports and activities (78.1%), according to research conducted by Roy Morgan. Walking for exercise is far and away the most popular activity, with 1,872,000 older Australians (66.4%) participating. Next is swimming, the choice of 418,000, or just over one-in-seven older Australians. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has underscored the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in combating potentially fatal viruses and diseases. Roy Morgan has previously identified that 1.8 million Australians aged 70+ (65% of the age group) suffer from one of the illnesses shown to increase the risk of dying if COVID-19 is contracted. Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine says the threat of COVID-19 has put the spotlight on the health and wellbeing of older Australians, so these findings are good news.


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