Men more physically active than women, risk factors can disadvantage certain groups

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November 15, 2023

A report found 49% of men met the physical activity recommendation of at least 150 minutes per week compared to 38% of women. On average, 45% of adults met the recommendation. Women were less active regardless of age, income, education level, family arrangement and health status. The report also says only 32% of young, single mothers met the physical activity recommendation, with low income, smoking and abdominal obesity identified as risk factors. For both men and women, the proportion of those who met the recommended amount of physical activity fell with age and increased with education and income.

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