Physical fitness has increasingly become part of the discussion on the health and well-being of Americans. As the New Year approaches, many adults make the resolution to become more physically active. The AARP Bulletin commissioned a nationwide survey to assess the level of physical activity among adults age 45 and older. Respondents were asked about their current level of physical activity, their favorite type of physical activity, time spent on exercising per week, and if they are more or less physically active than they were five years ago. The key findings are presented, as well as a detailed analysis, including a comparison with data collected in August 2009 for the AARP report, Calling All Sports Fans: A Bulletin Poll.
Key findings included:
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