Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of adults who meet the current minimum aerobic physical activity guideline needed for substantial health benefits
Baseline: 54.2 percent of adults aged 18 years and over engaged in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for at least 150 minutes/week, or at least 75 minutes/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 59.2 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Adults who do moderate-intensity aerobic activity for at least 150 minutes a week or vigorous-intensity aerobic activity for at least 75 minutes a week get substantial health benefits. Physical activity can help delay, prevent, or manage many chronic diseases. Strategies to promote physical activity include informational, behavioral, social, environmental, and policy approaches.
Topic: Physical Activity
Workgroup: Physical Activity Workgroup