More adults are walking, but they need to step it up
By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY, 8 August 2012
More people in this country say they’re walking regularly, a new government survey shows. But less than half of people say they are meeting the federal government’s physical activity guidelines.
About 62% of adults in 2010 said they walked at least once for 10 minutes or more in the past seven days, up from 56% in 2005. That means about 145 million people walk at least a little either for fun, relaxation, exercise or to get to places, an increase of 15 million people from 2005.
The findings are based on interviews with almost 45,500 people in the National Health….”