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Thursday
Jan232014

Is 20% good enough?

Depending on the context, 20% can be viewed positively.

Biut when it comes to the amount of adults who get enough of the daily recommended exercise it is not a good level. And youth numbers are only slightly above 1 in 5, which is also way below what is considered acceptable.

IHRSA's monthly column on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website states that the fitness industry can help improve those numbers.

" ... we must go beyond creating healthy, easy choices. We need to connect on a very personal level with sedentary Americans. We need to understand that motivating millions of sedentary individuals will require millions of different motivations. If it were as easy as simply increasing public awareness of the benefits of exercise, we would have won already."

Read the entire column on the Health and Human Services blog.

 

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