Getting Physical? Most Americans Aren’t

Infrastructure and environmental factors are important variables

Getting Physical? Most Americans Aren’t
  • Rural communities will benefit from investment in structural capacity, systems, and environmental change to support leisure-time physical activity.
  • Novel partners (such as community health workers, librarians, hair stylists) may help engage individuals in physical activity programming in rural areas.
  • Economic development can focus on built environmental changes that support physical activity change.


Abildso CG, Daily SM, Umstattd Meyer MR, Perry CK, Eyler A. Prevalence of Meeting Aerobic, Muscle-Strengthening, and Combined Physical Activity Guidelines During Leisure Time Among Adults, by Rural-Urban Classification and Region—United States, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2023;72:85-89.

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