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How Much Does the Average Person Exercise a Week?

Do You Exercise More Than Most Americans?

Now that we're comfortably into the year, it's time to take a check: are those New Year's resolutions sticking or are they long forgotten? If you're like most Americans, you're keeping up with your workouts; new survey results from Gallup found that most of us exercise three times a week for at least 30 minutes.

The results show that a small majority (51 percent) of Americans exercise at least three days a week, and another 18 percent said they exercise at least once or twice a week. However, almost a third of Americans said they don't exercise at all — worrisome, since a sedentary lifestyle can lead to an increased risk of disease or other health conditions later on in life.

The good news, however, is that the survey found that most people exercise more in the warmer months, so if the temps have got you feeling inspired, gear up for Spring with these tips for cleaning and organizing your fitness routine and learn just which Spring workout burns the most calories here.

Tell us, do you exercise more than three times a week?

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Sourire54 Sourire54 4 years
I exercise at least 4 days a week -- 1 to 2 hours each time.
ldelia ldelia 4 years
This year i want to exercise at least as much as last year.  So, far I'm on target with the 5-6 days a week at 50+ minutes per day.  During a typical week I run 12 miles; SET once; Body Pump once; Spin twice; Weight Room twice.  I hope to stay injury free : D
Sarah2412264 Sarah2412264 4 years
I'm with @JonathanAluzas  - people who're reading this are probably not average! I exercise 7 days/week for 50-120 minutes. 2 workouts/day on two days a week, but still 2 hours total. Helps keep the middle-age pudge at bay!
luvtohike luvtohike 4 years
I workout all 5 weekday mornings at home for about 50 minutes, before I get ready for work.  On weekends I play by going skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, play disc golf etc.....
JonathanAluzas JonathanAluzas 4 years
Man, I wish I believed that 51% of us exercised three times a week.  I don't buy it.  I'm guessing maybe 25% of us exercise that much and the rest of the people are fooling themselves.  I recently read a study that showed that most of the time people underestimate their calorie intake and overestimate their exercise output.  I believe it.  Taking a poll of people who read these posts is inaccurate because, as a health and fitness site, people who follow FitSugar do so because they have an interest in it.  Poll the general public on health and fitness and you're going to get feedback that reflects what they want to believe, not what is actually occurring.    For the record, I exercise a lot, but I own a fitness training facility, so I'm not an unbiased audience for a poll like this!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 4 years
I exercise five days a week for 45 minutes, or unless I'm in a class, 60 minutes.
smart-blonde smart-blonde 4 years
6 days a week for about an hour, so yes! (But I prefer to exercise more in colder months. Hot weather just kills me.)
BloominGorgeous BloominGorgeous 4 years
I have about an hour of class 6 days a week (boxing, TRX, yoga), then I do at least 30 minutes of cardio 4 times a week and an hour spin class once a week.
karinacocina karinacocina 4 years
5 days a week for an hour and 15 minutes :) plus tons of walking on campus
Rekha2445691 Rekha2445691 4 years
I exercise for one hour[combination of freehand erercise n Yoga] daily.
mysavinggrace mysavinggrace 4 years
I exercise for 20-45 minutes, 6 days a week
ThinToBeGirl ThinToBeGirl 4 years
I try to workout for at least 30 minutes everyday, but I'm only 16 and I go to school everyday and I have after school extra lessons (to get a degree in english, andf to get better at math) so I'm usually out of energy at the end of the day (at night is the only time that I can workout when I have school) so I usually workout for 30-40 minutes every other day. But if I wasn't so tired I'd definetly workout an hour everyday! That's what I'm planning to do this summer! :) I will probably also pick up jogging! Sounds like fun!
TheLittleMonster TheLittleMonster 4 years
five days a week for an hour to 1 1/2 hours--except for the last three weeks because I've been dealing with the flu and sinus problems and other not-so-fun things :(
lwill2389 lwill2389 4 years
7 days a week, 1-1 1/2 hrs.
amber512 amber512 4 years
Usually 4-5 days a week for 20-30 minutes at a time for me.
glitterandgold glitterandgold 4 years
everyday...sometimes twice a day
lp1809 lp1809 4 years
high performance athlete, so i train two hours in the morning and 2-3 in the afternoons. 
graldi19 graldi19 4 years
def everyday. at leeeeast 30 min
gymrat87 gymrat87 4 years
At least 5 hours a week. 
kristen9870 kristen9870 4 years
Monday through Friday
Mindy1986 Mindy1986 4 years
Everyday. Yoga, HIIT, running, aerobics. I do it all :)
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