Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Poll Watch: Americans Frequent Exercise Increases Slightly in 2010

Well, it is better than decreasing, now isn't it?
The percentage of Americans who said they exercised for at least 30 minutes three or more days per week rose to 51.1% in 2010, from 49.6% in 2009. Three in 10 adults reported exercising for at least 30 minutes zero days per week, a slight improvement from 2009, but on par with 2008.

The small uptick in frequent exercise in 2010 reveals a positive shift from 2009, when Americans reported exercising less frequently in almost every month compared with 2008, but is still on par with 2008 levels.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's current guidelines suggest adults get at least 150 minutes of "moderate-intensity aerobic activity" per week or 75 minutes of "vigorous-intensity aerobic activity."
There is much work to do for a healthier Amerca.

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