Status: Getting worse

  
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Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
23.2 percent (2019)

Target:
30.6 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

Baseline:
26.1 percent of students in grades 9 through 12 were physically active for at least 60 minutes on all 7 days of the past week in 2017

Increase the proportion of adolescents who meet the current aerobic physical activity guideline

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

Adolescents need at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, and most of that 60 minutes should be aerobic activity. Physical activity improves heart, muscle, bone, and mental health in adolescents. Strategies at the community and family level — and in schools and child care centers — can promote physical activity in adolescents.