Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of adults who meet current minimum guidelines for aerobic physical activity and muscle-strengthening activity
Baseline: 24.0 percent of adults aged 18 years and over met the guidelines for aerobic physical activity and muscle-strengthening activity in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 28.4 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
To stay healthy, adults need a mix of activity — at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening activity at least 2 days a week. Strategies to promote physical activity include informational, behavioral, social, environmental, and policy approaches.
Topic: Physical Activity
Workgroup: Physical Activity Workgroup