Between 2008 and 2017, the share of adults meeting the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans increased from 19.4% to 25.3% among urban residents and from 13.3% to 19.6% among rural residents, according to a report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Despite increases, physical activity prevalence remains low, especially for some rural subgroups with high incidences of chronic diseases,” the report notes. “Incorporating culturally appropriate strategies into local, evidence-based programs might help communities build on recent progress.”

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