Study shows Americans still don’t get enough exercise

Published on July 29, 2019

Doctors and public health officials have been urging Americans to get more active and try to exercise at least 150 minutes per week at a moderate level, or 75 minutes weekly at a vigorous level. Even if you can’t fit in that much activity, studies show that any exercise is better than none when it comes to health benefits like lowering risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

But have all of these messages had an effect? That’s what researchers led by Dr. Wei Bao , an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa, wanted to find out in a recent study.

Read the full article in TIME

Additional Media Coverage

https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a28542298/how-well-do-americans-really-stick-to-the-us-physical-activity-guidelines/

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-07-26/americans-are-spending-even-more-time-sitting-study-shows

https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-hlth-sitting-time-0731-20190731-e3nz3otom5e6zizgpkbp5s226i-story.html