Prevalence of Self-Reported Physically Active Adults -- United States, 2007

December 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/5/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 48, p1297
The article reports on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' October 2008 release of the report 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The reports offers guidelines for aerobic physical activity and muscle strengthening physical activity. The guidelines indicated that the minimum recommended aerobic physical activity needed to result in substantial health benefits in adults is 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity per week.


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