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In 2008 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. These guidelines recommend:
In Delaware, 41.7% of adults do not meet any of the guidelines, and only 20% of adults meet both aerobic and strength-building guidelines (2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Survey). A majority of public high school students (56.7%) do not meet the guideline of 60 minutes a day 5 days a week (2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey).
Healthy physical activity includes aerobic activity (walking, bicycling, swimming, etc.), muscle strengthening activities, and activities to increase balance and flexibility. Regular physical activity is important for good health, and is especially important for weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight.