Thought-Provoking Gym and Fitness Statistics We Bet You Weren’t Aware of [Infographic]
Though Americans have become much more self-aware of the significant role diet and working out play in staying fit, they still have a long way to go. For substantial health benefits, the federal physical activity guidelines recommend that adults should get at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week. Additionally, the guidelines also encourage adults to follow an aerobic and muscle-strengthening routine (at least two days a week) to involve all major muscle groups.
But very few Americans were actually able to hit this benchmark. Before the pandemic, less than one-fourth of Americans (as low as 23 percent of the cohort) were getting enough exercise, says a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
However, stay fit and active is slowly catching up as a trend, which reflects the rapid growth and popularity of the fitness domain. Despite the fact that most Americans live a sedentary lifestyle, an increasing number of people had started proactively adopting an active lifestyle by signing up with gyms, working out by themselves, using fitness trackers, or hiring a personal trainer.
But did the pandemic change this? Since March, people have mostly been restricted to their homes, making it challenging for them to squeeze in time for exercise. Also, with public gyms and sports facilities being shut, fitness-conscious people had nowhere to work out. Insights into the recent trends will help you understand how fitness-conscious people have coped during these months and the direction in which the fitness industry is moving.
This infographic offers several fat-melting facts on how the lifestyle of people has changed during this trying period. The latest statistics shared here not just highlight upcoming fitness trends but also proves to be inspiring enough to move anyone into action. Let’s dive straight into the facts!