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1 in 4 adults aged 50-65 report no physical activity or exercise outside of work

 

 
Among U. S. adults aged 50–64 years, 25.4% reported no physical activity* outside of work during the past month, according to a 2016 analysis of data from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Among those aged 65–74 years, the rate of inactivity was 26.9%. (p. 1 and Table)
 
*Inactivity was defined as a “no” response to the question, “During the past month, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?”
       
 
        Watson, K. B., Carlson, S. A., Gunn, J. P., Galuska, D. A., O’Connor, A., Greenlund, K. J., & Fulton, J. E. (2016). Physical inactivity among adults aged 50 years and older — United States, 2014. MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 65(36), 954-958. Retrieved from  this source.
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