The Healthier Nation Index

Learn more about the findings and actions from our 2024 survey on the nation's health

Every year we publish our Healthier Nation Index (HNI) to provide a deeper understanding of the nation’s health. Learn more about what this means for you and how our findings around movement and barriers to fitness can help improve your overall health and wellbeing.

This year’s findings:

  • Brits are moving 18 minutes more per week than in 2022
  • We’re getting an average of 83 minutes of moderate exercise a week, up from 79 minutes in 2023, and 65 minutes in 2022
  • Nearly 3 in 4 are still not reaching the NHS’s recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week
  • 1 in 3 haven’t done any vigorous exercise in the past 12 months

How we’re making the nation healthier

Our call for a National Movement Strategy

We’re calling on the incoming Government to launch a National Movement Strategy that harnesses the role physical activity can play in improving the nation's health. 

We believe those in power should support people living with long term health conditions by implementing a comprehensive strategy that has movement at its core. 

Helping the nation move

We’re supporting the nation to get more active with programmes, tips, advice, and in-person initiatives.

Working with our ambassadors Dame Kelly Holmes, Fara Williams MBE, and Ed Jackson, we’re providing clear and actionable guidance on how to make movement a part of everyone's daily routines.

Change doesn’t stop there. You can get involved and commit to making movement part of your day by using the #mydailymovement hashtag. Let us know what your goals are and what progress you’re making, no matter how big or small.

The FA Partnership

Our work with the English FA helps positively impact the people and communities that need us most.

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Move Together Campaign

Got a daughter aged 11 -16? Discover how our Move Together fitness classes can change the way they look at exercise.

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What is the Healthier Nation Index?

The Healthier Nation Index is a detailed report we publish annually. It contains all our findings from the nationwide survey we conducted into the health of the nation.

In previous years, we’ve highlighted the link between people’s financial means and their physical and mental health, as well as the importance of taking a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.

This year is no different. We’re more committed than ever to making the HNI a valuable information resource that equips individuals and communities with the information they need to improve their overall health and wellbeing.