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    Only one-third of people trying to lose weight engage in regular physical acitivity


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    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.

     

    Definition

    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.

    REFERENCE

    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

    J. Kruger
    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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