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What Does It Really Mean to Be Physically Active?

The US Department of Health and Human Services sets guidelines every two years for the minimum recommended aerobic physical activity required to positively impact our health, and those requirements often change as new research occurs. What do you know about these guidelines and the Americans who have been meeting them?


What Does It Really Mean to Be Physically Active?

According to the 2008 guidelines, what is the minimum amount of time we should engage in moderate-intensity activity each week?

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almostloli almostloli 8 years
okay so 20 minutes of vigorous activities are actually enough
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
huh - at least i got more than 50% right. it's interesting to see how this stuff all totals up ya know?
kitchenfloor kitchenfloor 8 years
Crickey. I only got one right. Bluh!
melx melx 8 years
4/5.. i thought women exercised more :(
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
What are the definitions of "moderate" and "vigorous" activity?
crayolasky crayolasky 8 years
3/5 :( actually for some reason it didn't register my last answer which I got right- I checked 20 min, but it came out that I didn't answer it at all? Oh well haha. I guess the reason why its now lowered from 30 to 20 is probably because enough people just aren't exercising. I really think that's the bare minimum. Not everyone is a teen or a college student though, most adults are parents and/or have full time jobs, and obviously don't have time to fit in lots of exercise. I am glad that I still have the advantage of youth, energy and time on my side :)
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
4/5 Very interesting. I thought women exercised more than men.
treva treva 8 years
Wow, didn't do so great on that one! I'm going to blame that on being Canadian ;)
myystque myystque 8 years
Wow. I really had no idea what part of the country gets the most exercise. Interesting.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
boo 2/5. my bad.
yasume yasume 8 years
Wow! 20 minutes. I didn't know that one. Well, I got 4/5.
greatscott200 greatscott200 8 years
1/5 I suck. Who is paying attention to 2010 yet?
VicVicVictooriaa VicVicVictooriaa 8 years
oh wait there i am...
VicVicVictooriaa VicVicVictooriaa 8 years
i got 80% and im not listed boooo
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I'm surprised at the 20 minutes of vigorous activity. I thought it would be higher than that.
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