Only 20% of US Adults Follow the Physical Activity Guidelines

Only 20% of US Adults Follow the Physical Activity GuidelinesA newly released report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggested that the aerobic and muscle-strengthening physical activity recommendations issued by the federal government are only met by the 20 percent of adults in the U. S.

The conclusions for the reports were derived from a data that consisted of self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and an annual survey that was conducted on adults aging 18 years of age.

As per the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, each and every adult should attain a least amount of 2 ½ hours of moderate-intensity aerobic work outs in a week's time. The alternative of the same is one hour and 15 minutes a week of intense aerobic exercise such as jogging.

The guidelines also encourage the adults for performing some muscle-strengthening activities like push-ups, sits-ups or some other exercises that marks the use of resistance bands or weights.

However, the reports have revealed that only 50 percent of adults are following the recommendations and getting the required amount of aerobic exercises. However, the instructions of muscle-strengthening are fulfilled by only 30 percent of the people.

The study also highlighted a regional difference. It discovered that near about 27 percent of the adults in Colorado achieve the overall guidelines. However, the people who follow the guidelines were only 13 percent in Tennessee and West Virginia.

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