Increase the proportion of adults who do enough muscle-strengthening activity — PA‑04

Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
31.9 percent (2020) *

36.6 percent  *

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

31.9 percent of adults aged 18 years and over performed muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days of the week in 2020 1 *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Increase the proportion of adults who meet the current muscle-strengthening activity guideline

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Adults who do muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 days a week get important health benefits. Individually adapted health behavior change programs can help people do more muscle-strengthening activities.

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