Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of older adults with reduced physical or cognitive function who engage in light, moderate, or vigorous leisure-time physical activities
Baseline: 41.3 percent of adults aged 65 years and over with reduced physical or cognitive function engaged in light, moderate, or vigorous leisure-time physical activities in 2018
Target: 51.0 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Older adults who don’t get physical activity are more likely to fall or develop a disability. Regular activity is especially important for older adults with physical or cognitive health problems. Evidence shows that physical activity is linked to better health and may be effective in delaying cognitive impairment.
Workgroup: Older Adults Workgroup