U.S. adults that engaged in physically stimulating activities at least weekly in 2017

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults over the age of 40 that engaged in selected physically and mentally stimulating activities at least weekly, as of 2017. According to the survey, 56 percent of respondents engaged in exercise or physical activity, while just 26 percent of respondents did not engage in any of the physical activities presented.

Percentage of older U.S. adults that engaged in select physical and brain-healthy behaviors at least weekly as of 2017

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Release date

July 2017


United States

Survey time period

May 3 to 18, 2017

Number of respondents

1,140 respondents

Age group

40 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "How often do you engage or participate in the following activities?"

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