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Physical activity - met federal guidelines, adult

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Physical activity - met federal guidelines, adult by county, 2015, 2017, 2019

Why Is This Important?

Physically active adults reduce their risk of many serious health conditions including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure. In addition to reducing the risk of multiple chronic diseases, physical activity helps maintain healthy bones, muscles, joints, and helps to control weight, develop lean muscle, and reduce body fat. Only 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. meets recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle strengthening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults engage in at least 2 hours and 30 minutes per week of moderate-intensity, or 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous-intensity (or any combination thereof) aerobic exercise, and additionally work out all major muscle groups two or more days per week to fully meet physical activity recommendations.

Definition

Percent of adults who engaged in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for at least 150 minutes/week, or 75 minutes/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination, and performed muscle-strengthening activities on at least 2 days per week calculated based on a series of questions.

Data Source

Citation: Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, ''[Chart Title, years]''. [URL.] Published [update date]. Accessed [query date].

How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:Number of adults who engaged in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for at least 150 minutes/week, or 75 minutes/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination, and performed muscle-strengthening activities on at least 2 days per week.
Denominator:Number of adults for whom physical activity can be calculated based on their responses to a series of questions (excludes unknowns and refusals for physical activity and muscle strengthening).
Indicator Data Last Updated On 09/26/2019, Published on 11/23/2021
Hawai'i Health Data Warehouse, 1960 East-West Rd, Biomed D-104H, Honolulu, HI 96822. Email: profiles@hhdw.org