French people who exercise at least once a week (70% of the population) devote 3h49 on average to these activities, which equals to 32 minutes a day... or roughly 2024 seconds. 21% of the French even spend over 4 hours weekly doing physical activities (inclduing a quarter of all men). Weekdays are more suited to effort (87%), especially late in the afternoon, before dinner (47%). The week-end only sees 4 out of 10 sporty people exercising.
At the same time, a third of the French feel they do not have enough time (and motivation, by the way) to practice any physical activity or sports, which can be defined as getting involved in an activity (freeform or organized) with the goal of expressing or improving one's fitness (sport competitions, leisure activities, 30 minutes of walking, etc.).
On average, the French devote 1h30 a day to their meal breaks, including 30 minutes each for the two main meals (lunch and dinner). This timeframe feels satisfying for 88% of them. To find out more, check the relevant article on The Inside Scoop.
Nonetheless, 26% would like to have more time to enjoy their meals (36% for the 15-49 age group). Knowing that 81% of the French like to take their time at the table, and that 93% see the meal break as relaxing moment first and foremost, it is easier to understand their frustration at the idea of having to sacrifice part of the pleasure derived from this cultural ritual.