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Adults Engaging in Moderate Physical Activity

This indicator shows the percentage of adults who engage in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes on five days per week.

Adults Engaging in Moderate Physical Activity

36.3
33.8
Comparison: FL Counties 

35.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2007

Region: Tampa Bay

Located in: State: Florida

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Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Health / Diabetes, Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
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Why is this important?

Active adults reduce their risk of many serious health conditions including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure. In addition, physical activity reduces the symptoms of anxiety and depression, improves mood and feelings of well-being, and promotes healthy sleep patterns. More than 60 percent of adults in the United States do not engage in the recommended amount of activity, and about 25 percent of adults are not active at all. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that active adults perform physical activity three to five times each week for 20 to 60 minutes at a time to improve cardiovascular fitness and body composition. 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.

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The regional value presented is an estimate derived from county level data.

Adults Engaging in Moderate Physical Activity : Time Series

2002: 35.4 2007: 35.5

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Adults Engaging in Moderate Physical Activity

Comparison: Prior Value 

35.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2007

Region: Tampa Bay

Located in: State: Florida

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Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Health / Diabetes, Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Why is this important?

Active adults reduce their risk of many serious health conditions including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure. In addition, physical activity reduces the symptoms of anxiety and depression, improves mood and feelings of well-being, and promotes healthy sleep patterns. More than 60 percent of adults in the United States do not engage in the recommended amount of activity, and about 25 percent of adults are not active at all. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that active adults perform physical activity three to five times each week for 20 to 60 minutes at a time to improve cardiovascular fitness and body composition. 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.

More Details:

The regional value presented is an estimate derived from county level data.

Adults Engaging in Moderate Physical Activity : Time Series

2002: 35.4 2007: 35.5

percent

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Create Indicator Comparison Report