Trends in Physical Activity Recommendations


According to CDC research conducted between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of adults whose healthcare providers recommended exercise or physical activity increased from 21.0% to 30.3% in men and from 23.9% to 34.1% in women. Among those aged 85 and older, the percentage receiving such advice nearly doubled, increasing from 15.3% in 2000 to 28.9% in 2010. The largest percentage increases during the decade were observed among those who were overweight or obese.

Source: CDC.

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