EALING residents are meeting the NHS guidelines for exercise, but more can be done, according to a report.

The borough was named one of the more physically active places in England, with 65% of adults meeting or exceeding the NHS guidelines for exercise, says Medicspot.

The NHS recommends that adults should do a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week to stay healthy.

Dr Johnson D'Souza, medical director at Medicspot, said: “It's very encouraging to see Ealing residents rising to this challenge.”

“Vigorous intensity activity makes you breathe hard and fast. This includes running, skipping, riding a bike uphill, and sports like football, rugby and netball,” he added.

Regular exercise has been associated with a reduced risk of diabetes, obesity and certain types of cancer, as well as having a positive effect on mental health.

Medicspot is a digital health service that allows Ealing people to book online at www.medicspot.co.uk/clinics/england/london/ealing/acton/acton-town-station-clinic and see a doctor at Walkers Pharmacy, The Broadway, Gunnersbury Lane, Acton.