Fitness

by Ayo

10 Facts

  1. Only one in three children are physically active every day.
  2. Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day; only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.
  3. Only 35 – 44% of adults 75 years or older are physically active, and 28-34% of adults ages 65-74 are physically active.
  4. More than 80% of adults do not meet the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, and more than 80% of adolescents do not do enough aerobic physical activity to meet the guidelines for youth.
  5. In 2010, research found adults in Alaska (72.5%), Montana (72.4%), Utah (71.8%), and Vermont (73.3%) were more likely to be physically active than any other state. Tennessee (51.8%), Louisiana (56.0%), Mississippi (57.2%), and Kentucky (57.9%) were the least active states in the nation. The national average is only 64.5%.6
  6. Children now spend more than seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen (e.g., TV, videogames, computer).
  7. Nationwide, 25.6% of persons with a disability reported being physically inactive during a usual week, compared to 12.8% of those without a disability.
  8. Only about one in five homes have parks within a half-mile, and about the same number have a fitness or recreation center within that distance.
  9. Muscle is three times as efficient as burning calories than fat
  10. %70 of men agree that they should exercise more


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