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Adults need at least 2 and 1/2 hours (150 min­utes) a week of aer­o­bic phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. This should be at a mod­er­ate level, such as a fast-paced walk for no less than 10 min­utes at a time. Women and older adults are not as likely to get the rec­om­mended level of weekly phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. In­ac­tive adults have higher risk for early death, heart disease, stroke, type 2 di­a­betes, de­pres­sion, and some can­cers. Reg­u­lar phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity helps peo­ple get

and keep a healthy weight. Walk­a­ble com­mu­ni­ties re­sult in more

phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. The West and North­east re­gions have the high­est per­cent­age of adults who walk in the coun­try, but the South showed the largest per­cent in­crease of adults who walk com­pared to the other re­gions.

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