Status: Baseline only
Most Recent Data:
26.1 percent (2020)
26.1 percent of adults aged 18 years and over engaged in no leisure-time physical activity in 2020 1
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce the proportion of adults who engage in no leisure-time physical activity
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Doing regular physical activity is one of the most important ways that people of all ages can improve their health. 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
1. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.