Canberrans have taken out the title of being home to Australia's most active adults, a study released on Monday showed.
The latest AusPlay survey, conducted by Sport Australia, showed almost 90 per cent of ACT residents aged over 15 participated in sport or physical activity at least once a week.
Canberra school teacher, and exercise enthusiast, Sarah Flood said she wasn't surprised at all by the result.
"There's so many opportunities to get outside and just do something," Mrs Flood said.
"We're very lucky to have access to so many good resources, like walking or cycling tracks, in Canberra."
The survey, which saw 20,000 Australians interviewed, aims to track sport and physical activity habits across the country.
The ACT led the nation by a noticeable margin with 87.8 per cent of people aged 15 and above exercising once or more per week.
Victoria came in second with 84.1 per cent and the national figure was 82.3 per cent of people exercising at least once a week.
Canberrans also paced the country in people who exercise more than three times per week, with 69.1 per cent of Canberrans as opposed to the national figure of 62.9 per cent.
The territory had the second highest participation rate among children, behind Tasmania, with 64.9 per cent of those aged 14 and under exercising more than once a week.
The five most common physical activities for Canberrans were walking, fitness/gym, jogging/running and cycling.
The ACT also had the highest participation in soccer, proportional to population, in all of Australia. The Northern Territory had the most participants in yoga per capita.
Mrs Flood, who normally exercises about five times each week, said there were a vast array of positive reasons to exercise.
"I like the social aspect of playing a team sport," she said.
"It just makes you feel good and I like seeing the results."
Mrs Flood goes to the gym, plays social netball and baseball, dances and cycles, but said it could be tough to maintain motivation, particularly in the cold winter months.
"I think joining a team sport is a good motivator, or finding a work-out buddy," she said.
"At work we have fitness challenge and encourage each other and you stay motivated because you don't want to let yourself, or anyone else down."
Data from the AusPlay survey dating back to 2015 was aggregated and found physical health and fitness was the strongest motivator for exercising.
Activities with the greatest gender equality included bush walking, jogging/running, going to the gym and swimming.
Almost half of Australian children are involved in a sporting club outside school and Australians in major cities are more active, on average, than those in remote areas.
Sport Australia chief executive Kate Palmer said the government wanted to continue increasing participation in sport and physical activity for the social, physical and mental benefits.
"The Australian Government's national sport plan, Sport 2030, has set a long term goal for Australia to become the world's most active and healthy nation," Ms Palmer said.
"We have accomplished a lot so far, but there is far more to do if we are to continue to get Australia moving and achieve our vision."