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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  1. elderly women are not advised adequately on the importance of exercises. it is important to educate the gynecologists and the physicians who give care to elderly, on the importance of exercise for the elderly.


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