Regular Physical Activity Is Vital for Healthy Aging, Millions of Adults 50 Years and Older Are Not Active
September 15, 2016
By: Wayne H. Giles, Director, Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Thirty-one million U.S. adults ages 50 years and older are inactive and are not getting any physical activity beyond basic movement for daily life activities, says a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
CDC looked at data from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and found that inactivity significantly increased as age increased. Almost 28% of adults ages 50 years plus were inactive, including 25% of adults 50-64 years, 27% of those 65-74 years, and 35% of those over 75.
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