Survey shows fitness improving for adults
A survey of adults in 10 provinces and municipalities said the average fitness level of Chinese adults is improving slightly after years of decline, and obesity is on the decline.
The survey by the General Administration of Sport of China analyzed data from 90,929 people. It found that 50.5 percent of Chinese aged 20 to 69 have exercised over the past year, reflecting a 1.3 percent year-on-year increase.
The ratio of people who achieved “excellent” among the 20-to-39 age group has increased by 1.6 percentage points since last year.
The survey also revealed that the obesity rate among Chinese, which had been increasing since 2005, has declined since 2013.
Only 13.6 percent of males and 10.1 percent of females surveyed were found to be obese. (Photo 3)