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Cultural approaches to promoting physical activity for older adults by Chaya Gordon

Which groups of people in the United States get enough physical activity to reap the benefits of exercise? Statistics tell us part of the story: European Americans exercise the most (38% are sedentary), and African Americans and Latinos the least (52% and 54% are sedentary, respectively). American Indian/Alaska Natives and Asian Pacific Americans fall in the middle, with 46% and 42%, respectively. Older women of color and people with low levels of education and income are the least physically active.

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