Physical Inactivity in the United States
Eighty percent of American adults do not meet the government's national physical activity recommendations for aerobic activity and muscle strengthening. Around 45 percent of adults are not sufficiently active to achieve health benefits. Around $117 billion in healthcare costs are associated with inadequate physical activity. Last year, Arkansas had the highest reported percentage of inactivity among adults at 32.5 percent. In the last year, physical inactivity rates decreased in 32 states.
Physical Inactivity by State,
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