Indicator Report - Percentage of Adults Getting the Recommended Amount of Physical Activity for Select Counties, 2009
Why Is This Important?"Physical activity is an important factor affecting overall health as well as body weight. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. Regular physical activity also reduces risk for certain cancers, strengthens bones and muscles, and improves mental health." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.
Percentage of Adults Getting the Recommended Amount of Physical Activity for Select Counties, 2009
DefinitionAdults are counted as meeting the recommendation if they indicate that they engage in moderate physical activity for 30 or more minutes per day, five or more days per week or vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 01/20/2012, Published on 05/21/2012