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Only one-third of people trying to lose weight engage in regular physical acitivity
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 2:01 am Email this article
Less than one-third of people trying to lose weight (32.6 percent) engage in regular physical activity according to a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Weight Maintenance
Weight maintenance: 38% regular exercise
Among those trying to maintain their weight, only 37.9 percent engaged in regular physical activity.
Those Not Trying to Lose or Maintain
No weight control: 22% regular exercise
And among those not trying to lose or maintain their weight, only 21.8 percent engage in regular physical activity.
Regular physical acitivity: 20 times per month, 30 minutes per session
Regular physical activity was defined as engaging in moderate- or vigorous-intensity physical activity at least 20 times in the previous month for a total of at least 10 hours, which is an average of at least 30 minutes per session, 5 days per week.
Kruger J, Yore MM, Kohl HR. Leisure-time physical activity patterns by weight control status: 1999-2002 nhanes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007 May, 39(5):788-95.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
Atlanta, GA, USA
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