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Yorkshire people at their physical peak at 26
9:51am Saturday 16th February 2013 in News
A NEW survey has revealed the optimum age for physical fitness is 26 and the age at which the average person in Yorkshire aspires to stay physically active is 57.
The poll of 2,000 people was commissioned by the British Heart Foundation.
More than a third (35 per cent) of those surveyed cited eating a healthy diet as the reason behind them feeling at their physical peak.
This was closely followed by going to the gym and playing for sports clubs.
Also in the top five were drinking less alcohol and playing sports at school or college.
More than one in ten (12 per cent) said the last time they were really physically active was a school, college or university. The pressures of modern life were blamed for declining fitness levels.