Increase the proportion of adults who do enough aerobic physical activity for substantial health benefits — PA‑02

Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
47.9 percent (2020) *

52.9 percent  *

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

47.9 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 2020 1 *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Increase the proportion of adults who meet the current minimum aerobic physical activity guideline needed for substantial health benefits

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


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.

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