Greater than 75 % of People do not get sufficient train, in accordance with CDC requirements

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Guidelines from the CDC suggest more Americans should be go to the gym.

New statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal that less than a quarter of Americans meet the minimum amount of exercise to maintain healthy lifestyle.

Data collected in 2020 by the National Center for Health Statistics is published in the August 2022 data summary.

This indicates that only 24.2% of adults over the age of 18 meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise.

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The 2018 standards encourage at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week. Those who do so will most likely experience the health benefits.

A woman is shown going for a morning run.  Those who do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week are most likely to experience health benefits, according to the CDC.

A woman is shown going for a morning run. Those who do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week are most likely to experience health benefits, according to the CDC.
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But three-quarters of the American population completely failed to meet the recommendations, with only 22.7% meeting aerobic guidelines and 6.8% meeting muscle strengthening alone.

The remaining 46.3% of the population did not meet at all.

The percentage of adults meeting both physical activity guidelines is higher in men (28.3%) compared to women (20.4%) – and decreased with age in both groups.

A man lies on a sofa with a beer in his hand — snacking on potato chips balanced on his stomach.

A man lies on a sofa with a beer in his hand — snacking on potato chips balanced on his stomach.
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Another key finding revealed that adults with a family income of 200% of the federal poverty level were more likely to meet the guidelines than people with an income of less than 200%.

Hispanic men were found to be least likely to meet the guidelines — while non-Hispanic, white women were the most likely to hit the mark, according to the findings.

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The CDC, along with the NIH and the National Cancer Institute, found data earlier this year that suggested increasing 10 minutes of exercise per day could help save more than 100,000 lives.

Men lift weights in a fitness class at the Lift Society in Studio City, California, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Men lift weights in a fitness class at the Lift Society in Studio City, California, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
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The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine (JAMA Network), estimates that adults aged 40 to 85 years can prevent about 6.9% of annual deaths by increasing moderate to vigorous physical activity.

The National Cancer Institute says that previous research has shown physical activity improves human health – reducing the risk of several chronic diseases that lead to premature death, including some types of cancer.

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Julia Musto of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.

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