Mar 19, 2024 - News

Walk it out, San Diego

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

Californians may get more aerobic exercise than residents in nearly every other state, according to 2023 Apple Watch data. Still, we should be moving even more.

Why it matters: Many adults don't get the recommended minimum of 150 minutes of exercise a week, but they could hit that number with 30-minute brisk walks five times a week.

The big picture: The new study by Brigham and Women's Hospital, along with Apple, found that 62% of Californians hit that minimum, compared to 54% nationally.

  • Our competition: Massachusetts (67%), New York (66%) and Connecticut (64%).

Reality check: People included in this research were adults who track their fitness data with an Apple Watch — presumably a particularly health-conscious bunch.

Beyond the physical benefits, here's another reason to go for a stroll today: to boost your mental health and longevity.

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