Only one in five Americans is getting enough exercise, partially because communities aren’t walkable. This podcast discusses walkable communities. Created: 5/2/2013 by MMWR.
Date Released: 5/2/2013. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Get Active for Good Health
Prevalence of Self-Reported Participation in Aerobic and Muscle-
Strengthening Physical Activity Among Adults – United States, 2011
Recorded: April 30, 2013; posted: May 2, 2013
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Only one in five Americans is getting enough exercise, partially because communities aren’t walkable. Adults need at least two and a half hours of moderate aerobic activity or one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous activity each week. Regular physical activity helps maintain a healthy weight and can prevent some chronic diseases.
You can influence how walkable your community is. Support more sidewalks, bike paths, and walking trails. Work with your PTA so parents and children can walk to school instead of riding in a car or taking the bus. Encourage community leaders to implement physical activity programs for all ages.
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