Only 23% of Americans Get Enough Exercise, a New Report Says

The report from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics found only 23 percent of Americans are meeting the federal standards set in 2008 for time spent exercising.

ICYDK, official guidelines recommend that adults get a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate activity (or 75 minutes of vigorous activity) a week, but advise 300 minutes of moderate activity (or 150 minutes of vigorous activity) weekly for optimal health. The CDC report, published Thursday, reveals that this goal was surpassed; 22.9% meet it. Not only that, but "sociodemographic factors" also seem to matter.

"Healthy People 2020" was an initiative taken by the US Health Department ended in 2010, which had an objective of bringing 20.1 per cent of American adults to meet the guidelines until the end of 2020.

Clarke added, "Many of the states with the highest percentages of populations meeting the guidelines through leisure-time physical activity were what you'd call "cold weather states" like Colorado, New Hampshire and MA". Chances are, if you are an adult living in the United States, you are not getting enough exercise. For women, 18.7% met the minimum guidelines.

One outlier is Colorado, which had significantly high rates of physical activity across all demographics, men, women, working or nonworking and higher than the national average.

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Colorado topped the entire nation with 32.5 percent of the population meeting the federal guidelines.

When the authors measured the results by gender, an average 28.8% of men met the guidelines.

If you're thinking: "I don't know anyone who works out that much", it might be because of where you live. That includes 40.5% of working men in the District of Columbia, compared with 17.5% in South Dakota. There were 13 more states that also surpassed the goal, as well as the District of Columbia, whereas 13 other states, and MS in particular, had a much lower score than the average percentage, with only 13.5% of people meeting the guidelines.

Geographic location proved to be the biggest determinant of whether residents meet physical activity guidelines. However, the report looked only at leisure-time physical activity, so adults who log exercise through active jobs or commutes were not included in the findings.

CDC data from 2016 says that only 20% to less than 25% of adults had obesity in Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. In general, working men and women were more likely to get adequate exercise than non-working men and women.

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