December 4, 2008
CDC: Most meeting exercise guidelines
Most people meet 2008 physical activity guidelines for U.S. adults of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week, health officials said.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans also recommends 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity per week, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report said.
Almost 49 percent of the same respondents reported meeting Healthy People 2010 objectives -- adults to engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity, five days per week, or 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity, three days per week.
Healthy People 2010 is a set of health objectives for the nation to achieve over the first decade of the new century, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.