The government recommends a minimum of 150 minutes — that’s 2 1/2 hours — of moderate physical activity each week. That’s not including additional strength training either.
In a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week though, it stated that only 51.6 percent of American adults achieve this goal.
Here’s a look at the percentage of adults in each state that say they get the recommended amount of exercise, which includes a moderate amount of strength training in addition to aerobic activity:
The State Indicator Report on Physical Activity Report for 2014 found 31.8 percent of adults nationwide engaged in more than 300 minutes of activity a week, according to the CDC, and less made sure to work strength training into their schedules.
Mississippi came in with the highest percentage of adults (36 percent) who reported having no leisure time for physical activity at all. It was followed by Tennessee, West Virginia, Louisiana and Alabama.
(H/T: Business Insider)
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