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Adults who are Sedentary

This indicator shows the percentage of adults who did not participate in any leisure-time activities (physical activities other than their regular job) during the past month.

Adults who are Sedentary

26.4
30.6
Comparison: FL Counties 

35.4

percent
Measurement Period: 2007

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Health / Diabetes, Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: November 2012
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Why is this important?

Adults who are sedentary are at an increased risk of many serious health conditions. These conditions include obesity, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure. In addition, physical activity improves mood and promotes healthy sleep patterns. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that adults perform physical activity three to five times each week for 20 to 60 minutes at a time to improve cardiovascular fitness and body composition. The ACSM also recommends that you include strength and flexibility training in your exercise program. If you are not currently exercising, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the percentage of adults who do not engage in any leisure-time physical activity to 32.6%.

Adults who are Sedentary : Time Series

2002: 33.5 2007: 35.4

percent

Adults who are Sedentary by Age

18-44: 33.3 45-64: 33.2 65+: 44.6 Overall: 35.4

percent

Adults who are Sedentary by Gender

Female: 38.8 Male: 31.5 Overall: 35.4

percent

Adults who are Sedentary by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 35.5 Hispanic: 40.7 White: 21.2 Overall: 35.4

percent

Adults who are Sedentary

Comparison: Prior Value 

35.4

percent
Measurement Period: 2007

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Health / Diabetes, Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: November 2012

Why is this important?

Adults who are sedentary are at an increased risk of many serious health conditions. These conditions include obesity, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure. In addition, physical activity improves mood and promotes healthy sleep patterns. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that adults perform physical activity three to five times each week for 20 to 60 minutes at a time to improve cardiovascular fitness and body composition. The ACSM also recommends that you include strength and flexibility training in your exercise program. If you are not currently exercising, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the percentage of adults who do not engage in any leisure-time physical activity to 32.6%.

Adults who are Sedentary : Time Series

2002: 33.5 2007: 35.4

percent

Adults who are Sedentary by Age

18-44: 33.3 45-64: 33.2 65+: 44.6 Overall: 35.4

percent

Adults who are Sedentary by Gender

Female: 38.8 Male: 31.5 Overall: 35.4

percent

Adults who are Sedentary by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 35.5 Hispanic: 40.7 White: 21.2 Overall: 35.4

percent

Adults who are Sedentary

Target Not Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

35.4

percent
Measurement Period: 2007

County: Miami-Dade

Healthy People 2020 Target: 32.6 percent
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Health / Diabetes, Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: November 2012

Why is this important?

Adults who are sedentary are at an increased risk of many serious health conditions. These conditions include obesity, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure. In addition, physical activity improves mood and promotes healthy sleep patterns. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that adults perform physical activity three to five times each week for 20 to 60 minutes at a time to improve cardiovascular fitness and body composition. The ACSM also recommends that you include strength and flexibility training in your exercise program. If you are not currently exercising, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the percentage of adults who do not engage in any leisure-time physical activity to 32.6%.

Adults who are Sedentary : Time Series

2002: 33.5 2007: 35.4

percent

Adults who are Sedentary by Age

18-44: 33.3 45-64: 33.2 65+: 44.6 Overall: 35.4

percent

Adults who are Sedentary by Gender

Female: 38.8 Male: 31.5 Overall: 35.4

percent

Adults who are Sedentary by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 35.5 Hispanic: 40.7 White: 21.2 Overall: 35.4

percent

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