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Not All Americans Get Sufficient Exercise


“22.9 Percent Of U.S. Adults 18-64 Meet The Guidelines For Both Aerobic And Muscle Strengthening Activities During LTPA* Activities During 2010-2015″ CDC 2018 Report

*Leisure Time Physical Activity

22.9 is an overall percentage. Other results varied by state. Read the most recent report here. June 28, 2018 National Health Statistics Report


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.  

Only 1 in 5 Americans Get Enough Exercise: CDC

Picture brighter for aerobic exercise than for muscle-strengthening, report finds.

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THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) — Most Americans are falling short when it comes to exercise, a new government report shows.  Overall, only 20 percent of U.S. adults get the recommended amounts of both of aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The news was less disappointing for aerobic exercise, with 51.6 percent of adults getting the recommended amount, than it was for muscle-strengthening activities, with only 29.3 percent getting the recommended amount.The overall exercise rates also varied widely by state, ranging from 13 percent in Tennessee and West Virginia to 27 percent in Colorado.

The researchers put a positive spin on the results.

“While only about 30 percent of adults meet the muscle-strengthening guidelines, we find it very encouraging that half of U.S. adults are meeting the aerobic guidelines,” said report author Carmen Harris, a CDC epidemiologist.

The report was published in the May 3 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a CDC publication.

One expert also thinks the findings are good news.

“It is great that more people are participating in regular exercise,” said exercise physiologist Samantha Heller. Read the rest of this entry

Study: By 2030 Most Americans Fatter and Sicker

A recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Trust For America’s Health reveals an upward trend in obesity in the United States.

By 2030, thirteen states could have an adult obesity rate above 60 percent, and 39 states could have obesity rates above 50 percent.

Obesity related diseases will increase, along with health care costs, as obesity rates climb.  The report, F As In Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012, shows two futures for America’s health.  A grim outlook based on current statistics, and a brighter future if measures are taken to reduce the alarming rate of obesity.

More on the subject from Reuters Health News, The Facts Behind America’s Obesity Epidemic, and Fat and Getting Fatter: U.S. Obesity Rates To Soar By 2030.

While obesity is a national problem, rates are highest in the south and midwest.  By today’s forecast, the state of Mississippi will lead the nation in obesity rates, since it is now the fattest state in the country.

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More Americans Walking – But Not Enough

Walking For Exercise: Americans Making Strides.  Still, Less Thank Half of Adults Meet Federal Guidelines, an August 7, 2012 news article by Matt McMillen for WebMD Health News.

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The Media Reveals The Truth About Obesity In America

Recent News Articles Discuss Obesity In America


The Centers For Disease Control Report: The State of Obesity 2020: Better Policies For A Healthier America cites adult obesity at 42.4 percent, the highest ever, and the first time the 40 percent mark has been exceeded.

In 2015-2016 the U.S. prevalence of obesity was 39.8 percent, affecting 93.8 million American adults.  Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


USNEWS.COM 2/10/21Obesity Helps Drive Half of New Diabetes Cases Among Americans, By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter

PUBLICHEALTH.ORG 2/27/21 – Obesity In America 

CBS NEWS 5/3/13  – CDC 80 Percent Of American Adults Don’t Get Recommended Exercise, By Ryan Jaslow

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.COM 10/21/12Top Five Ways American Culture is Making You Fat, By Azadeh Aalai, Ph.D

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES, DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY HEALTH 7/25/17 – Overweight & Obesity Statistics: The prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States

NYPOST.COM 9/20/2016 –This Is Why You’re Fat, America, By Reed Tucker

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.COM 8/14/16 – Cancer’s Hidden Helper: Your Fat, By Matthew Tontonoz

CONSUMER HEALTHDAY.COM 12/31/19 – Why Is There An Obesity Epidemic?, By Chris Woolston, HealthDay Reporter

FORTUNE.COM 6/28/18 – A Shocking Percentage of Americans Don’t Exercise Enough, CDC Says, By Sarah Gray

NEWSWEEK.COM 1/11/18 – America Is So Out Of Shape And Fat, It’s Putting U.S. Army Soldiers In Danger, By John Haltiwanger

MILITARY TIMES.COM 10/3/18 –  A Staggering Number Of Troops Are Fat And Tired, Report Says, By J.D. Simkins

THE ATLANTIC.COM 3/23/16 –  Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ : Depressing Statistics From A New Study, By Julie Beck

BOSTON GLOBE.COM 4/14/13 – Exercise Goals Are Increasing, But Most Americans Do Not Work Out Enough, By Robert Weisman

NBC NEWS.COM 10/16/13 –  The ‘Real’Shape Of The American Man: Dudes, You’re Porky!, By Bill Briggs

ARMYTIMES.COM 10/10/18 – America’s Obesity Is Threatening National Security, According To This Study, By Meghann Myers

THE WASHINGTON POST 12/1/16 – Nearly Half Of America’s Overweight People Don’t’Realize They’re Overweight, By Christopher Ingraham

STATE OF OBESITY.ORG (ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FDN) September 2020 –  Physical Inactivity in the United States

CNN HEALTH 4/10/17Why Are Fewer Americans Trying To Lose Weight?, By Jacqueline Howard CNN

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.COM 8/24/04 Vol. 206, Issue 2 – Why Are We So Fat?, By Cathy Newman

CBS NEWS.COM/Healthday 11/21/18Most Americans Spend Too Much Time Sitting, Study Finds, By Steven Reinberg


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City..  For her complete bio, visit the About Page.