ADULTS in the UK spend nearly three times as long making tea as doing exercise, a health report has revealed.
They spend around 40 minutes a day brewing up compared with an average of just 14 minutes working out.
But experts warn their lack of exercise could be storing up health problems for the future, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and some cancers.
The results come from not-for-profit health body ukactive, which quizzed 2,080 adults before National Fitness Day on Wednesday.
More than a quarter admitted doing less than 30 minutes of exercise a week.
Professor Sir Muir Gray, an adviser to Public Health England, said: “Physical activity is the miracle cure that can treat long-term health conditions and improve cognitive function, mental capacity and resilience.”