Patrick Rees, Marketing Operations Superstar
We’re back from Thanksgiving and the collective waistbands of the nation all feel a little tighter thanks to a long weekend of overindulgence and inactivity. We convince ourselves that we will lose that excess holiday weight once the New Year hits, but the reality is that this weight is hard to lose. It’s not our genetics, but our lifestyles that are the problem with this weight gain.
The newest edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans was released earlier this month and set a public health target range of 150 to 300 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity per person. The report found that the entire country has a long way to go in order to meet these levels as half of the US adult population does not meet this target. Some other eye-opening findings were presented as well:
- 80% of Americans are not active enough.
- Only 26% of men, 19% of women and 20% of adolescents meet the recommended levels of physical activity per week.
- 30% of the US population does not engage in any moderate or vigorous physical activity.