Mar 14, 2024 - Health

Study: Most Arkansans aren't getting enough exercise

Share of population averaging at least 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week
Data: Brigham and Women's Hospital; Map: Axios Visuals

Been sitting a while? It could be time for a walk break.

Why it matters: Many Arkansans aren't getting the recommended minimum of 150 minutes of exercise a week, new data from Apple and Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital indicates.

But that number can be hit with five 30-minute brisk walks a week.

Reality check: That's true even among Arkansans who track their fitness data with an Apple Watch — presumably a particularly health-conscious bunch.

  • And the CDC also recommends two additional days of muscle-strengthening activity.

By the numbers: Arkansans in the Apple and Brigham and Women's Hospital study hit that minimum 44.9% of the time. The national average is 54%.

Go deeper: Low-impact exercise is taking off

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