Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
23.2 percent (2019)
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
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.
Workgroup: Physical Activity Workgroup