Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of adults who meet the current highly active aerobic physical activity guideline needed for more extensive health benefits
Baseline: 37.4 percent of adults aged 18 years and over engaged in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for more than 300 minutes/week, or more than 150 minutes/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 42.3 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
For more extensive health benefits, adults need at least 300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 150 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity. Strategies to promote physical activity include informational, behavioral, social, environmental, and policy approaches.
Topic: Physical Activity
Workgroup: Physical Activity Workgroup