CDC Finds Vast Majority Americans Aren’t Getting Enough Exercise

One-quarter of American adults aren’t getting the recommended amounts of exercise and other similar physical activities each day.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking Americans to pull their own weight. Especially now, in the country’s battle against obesity.

Stunning figures show more than 75 percent of Americans aren’t exercising as much as they should be. Accordingly, 25 percent of American adults aren’t hitting the levels of recommended physical activity each day.

The report further added ‘that only 24.2 percent of adults over age 18 have met the Physical Activity Guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise’.

What Are The CDC Recommendations?

Per CDC.gov, they are:

• Aerobic: Most of the 60 minutes or more per day should be either moderate- or vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity. It should also include vigorous-intensity physical activity on at least 3 days a week.

• Muscle-strengthening: As part of their 60 minutes or more of daily physical activity, children and adolescents. The routine should include muscle-strengthening physical activity on at least 3 days a week.

• Bone-strengthening: As part of their 60 minutes or more of daily physical activity, children and adolescents should include bone-strengthening physical activity. It added to be doing this on at least 3 days of the week.

Also, the CDC — alongside the NIH and National Cancer Institute — obtained new data. It has suggested increasing exercise by 10 minutes per day could help save more than 100,000 lives.

Additional CDC filings recommend children ages 6 through 17 should engage in one hour or more of a physical examination.

• Aerobic: Most of the 60 minutes or more per day should be either moderate- or vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity. The activity should include vigorous-intensity physical activity on at least 3 days a week.

• Muscle-strengthening: As part of their 60 minutes or more of daily physical activity, children and adolescents should include muscle-strengthening physical activity on at least 3 days a week.

• Bone-strengthening: As part of their 60 minutes or more of daily physical activity, children and adolescents should include bone-strengthening physical activity on at least 3 days a week.

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