News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Section Editor: Rebecca Voelker, MSJ.
Too many US adults are missing out on the health benefits of exercise, as only 20% meet federal recommendations for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity.
Statistics in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed that nationally, 52% of adults got sufficient aerobic exercise and 29% performed enough muscle-strengthening activity to meet the guidelines. The data are from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a telephone survey of adults aged 18 years or older conducted by state health departments.
US Adults Are Lax on Meeting National Exercise Guidelines. JAMA. 2013;309(23):2431. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.6687