Friday, October 2, 2009

Daily Exercise? Who Knew!

“Despite 14 years of public education campaigns, only one-third of Americans know how much exercise they ought to get each day, and fewer than half meet the goal, a new study has found. The lack of awareness is greatest among men, the unemployed and people born in the United States, the researchers said. Their finding came from an analysis of data from 2,381 people who took part in the 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey. Since then, the federal government has changed its recommendations. Today, adults are urged to get 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes a week of vigorous exercise. The standard used in the study was 30 minutes a day. One reason why efforts to spread the...

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