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 *

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.