Fitness: The Average American

This article is part of a series of insights into what an Average American life really looks like.

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone that America, as a country, is less physically active than it should be. Indeed, the Average American does not exercise nearly as often as recommended. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control (yes, that CDC), only about 23 percent of all U.S. adults get the recommended amount of exercise per week.