Saturday, August 11, 2012

Only 62 Percent?

To say Americans are not active is an understatement. Only 62 percent of adults reported "recent walking" in a 2010 survey, according to the CDC. It defines recent walking as a bout of walking for at least 10 minutes in the past seven days for transportation (to get somewhere) or for leisure (for fun, exercise, or to walk the dog).

As bad this is, it's higher than the 56 percent who reported recent walking in a 2005 survey.

Source: CDC, Vital Signs: Walking among Adults -- United States, 2005 and 2010

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