(CNN) – The National Department of Health Statistics (CDC) is pleased to announce that it is continuing to develop its aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise.
The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends that at least twice a week.
The Department's Healthy People 2020 initiative, which kicked off in 2010, had a target goal of 20.1% of adults meeting these guidelines by 2020. The CDC report, published Thursday, reveals that this goal was surpassed; 22.9% meet it.
"Tainya Clarke, a health statistician and epidemiologist with the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics and one of the authors of the report.
If you live in Colorado, there's a decent chance you've exercised today.
That state has the highest percentage of adults meeting the guidelines, with 32.5% doing so, according to the report. The District of Columbia and 1
"Many of the states with the highest percentages of population meeting the guidelines through leisure-time physical activity were what they call cold." weather states' like Colorado, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, "Clarke said. "And usually, we would think the warmer states would have more people walking or biking or cycling, because that's what we see on TV all the time."
Many of the states that failed to meet the Healthy People 2020 goal were in the Southeast, Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
"Even though the overall goal is ahead of time, the report should be an inspiration to push forward," Clarke said.
"We have to break and ask ourselves, are we doing great as a nation? Clarke said.
When the authors measured the results by gender, an average 28.8% of men with the guidelines. That includes 40.5% of working people in the District of Columbia, compared with 17.5% in South Dakota. Meanwhile, an average 20.9% of the women's nationality, ranging from 10.5% in Mississippi to 33.6% in Colorado.
People in professional and managerial occupations were more likely to meet the federal guidelines for adequate exercise than those in production and related occupations.
"If you are engaged in a hard-working job for eight to twelve hours a day, the last thing you want to do at the end of your workday is to work out," Clarke explained.
"You can have a physically active job, but certainly."
The report's physicians have said that they are more likely to be in good health than their counterparts Daniel Corcos, a professor of physical therapy and human movement sciences at the University of New York, says: "If you are a contractor, you are in a job or not," he said the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA.
"But there is no need for it
It's imperative for people to find ways to exercise and take ownership of their health of physical activity, such as hypertension and diabetes, Corcos said.
CDC data from 2016 says that only 20% to less than 25% of adults have had obesity in Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. The same data said 35% or more of adults in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had obesity.
"It's clear that seven out of 10 adults in Colorado are not exercising, so even at the best this is something people find difficult and they need help, "Corcos said. The exercise is arguably the most straightforward and best medicine. "