ROCHESTER, Minn. - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-recommended amount of exercise for adults age 18-64 is at least 160 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise and 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise per week, plus a muscle-strengthening activity twice a week.
According to the CDC's new report, only 23% of Americans are actually getting that amount of exercise.
Staff at Northgate Health Club are concerned but not surprised by these numbers, but they think people should make an effort to find time to get a work out in. "The obesity rates are very high. Just to keep yourself healthy, fit, and just feeling better about yourself," explains Lexi Golish.
The CDC reports that the amount of Minnesotans getting the right amount of exercise is significantly higher than the U.S. average at almost 28%, and Iowans are getting slightly less exercise than the national average at 22%.
To check out the full report and see how much exercise you should be getting per week, click here.