A recent study naming Buckinghamshire the laziest county in the UK should be taken with a "pinch of salt" says the council's cabinet member for health and wellbeing.

Bean bag company, Great Bean Bags analysed over 26,000 entries from adults and based the results on getting the least exercise, walking least, sleeping most, and having more takeaways.

The Lazy Scale tool was created in 2019 and for the purpose of the study being fair, counties with less than 100 respondents were omitted from the ranking.

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Buckinghamshire was ranked the laziest, with results saying adults take part in an average of two hours of exercise per week and just over an hour of walking a day, which was the sixth least in the study. 

The county also placed ninth in the county getting the least minutes of sleep per night with 439 minutes per night.

Angela Macpherson, cabinet member for health and wellbeing said: “Surveys like this offer an interesting insight but I would take the results with a pinch of salt.

“Keeping our residents active and healthy is a key part of our focus as a council.

"We have a range of initiatives promoting walking, exercise and healthier living to encourage residents of all ages and abilities to become more active including our Simply Walk programme and Active Communities initiative.

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"The latest national Active Lives survey (20/21) reported 68.4% of Buckinghamshire residents are active (people who do 150 minutes or more moderate activity a week), which is above the England average of 61.4%.

“We are also spoilt for choice for areas to explore outdoors and are creating new walking and cycling routes around the county all the time.

"Our Live Well Stay Well website is the perfect place for people to find out more about how to improve their health and wellbeing.

"Often just a few simple changes can make a really big difference. Find out more by visiting: www.livewellstaywellbucks.co.uk”