Increase the proportion of adults who do enough aerobic physical activity for extensive health benefits — PA‑03

Status: Little or no detectable change

Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
29.9 percent (2022) *

33.9 percent  *

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

29.3 percent of adults aged 18 years and over engaged in leisure time 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 2020 1 *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Increase the proportion of adults who meet the current highly active aerobic physical activity guideline needed for more extensive health benefits

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


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.

1. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.