In 2018, 25.4% of adults did not engage in leisure-time physical activity.
• In 2018, the overall prevalence of meeting the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for
Americans for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening guidelines was 24.0% in adults
(NH White, 25.7%; NH Black 19.9%; Hispanic or Latino, 21.4%; Asian 22.9%; American
Indian/Alaska Native, 19.1%.
• Among students in grades 9-12 in 2017, only about 26.1% met the AHA recommendation
of 60 minutes of exercise every day. More high school boys than girls reported having
been physically active at least 60 minutes per day on all 7 days.