Most Americans aren’t getting enough exercise, study finds
January 27, 2023
Less than a third of U.S. adults meet suggested benchmarks for aerobic and muscle-building activities set out by health officials, according to a new study released Thursday.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends healthy adults spend at least 150 minutes per week — roughly 20 minutes a day — doing moderate-intensity aerobic exercise and at least two days per week doing muscle-strengthening activities.
Only 28 percent of people in the U.S. are actually following those guidelines. The Keene Sentinel