New Study Ranks Oklahoma Among Top States For Inactive Adults

Friday, January 21st 2022, 9:19 am

A new study shows troubling data about the health of Oklahomans.

The CDC says the state has one of the top rates of adult Inactivity.

The CDC says 25% of the U.S. is considered physically inactive. When you look at the numbers in Oklahoma, it's even worse.

This new study uses combined data from surveys between the years 2017 and 2020

Inactivity for adults is defined as not participating in any physical activities outside of work over the course of one month.

Oklahoma is among seven states to have 30% or more adults who are considered physically inactive.

The CDC says getting the right amount of exercise can prevent 1 in 10 premature deaths.

Health experts recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical exercise each week.

The CDC says through several initiatives, leaders hope to get 27 million Americans more physically active by 2027.