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Latino Daily News

Thursday May 26, 2011

Few Adults Active at Work, Unless you Are a Hispanic Male

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that as little as 6.5 percent of all American adults are getting enough physical activity at their jobs.

The government recommends at least 20 minutes a day of a brisk walk or 150 minutes each week of some kind of moderate-intensity aerobic activity.  Well most adults while at work aren’t getting that much activity UNLESS you are a Hispanic male or a man with less than a high school education.

It appears Hispanic men disproportionately get enough physical activity at work to meet and exceed government recommended guidelines on activity.

However, 45 to 65 percent of adults say they are receiving their required activity quota with after work activities like going for a walk or a swim.