Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

Better Weather Boosts U.S. Exercise

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — More U.S. adults reported exercising in May than in any month since the recession began in 2008, a Gallup Poll indicates.

The Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index survey, conducted by telephone May 1-31, of 30,252 U.S. adults, found 55.2 percent said they exercised for at least 30 minutes three or more days per week in May — up from 53.9 percent in April, and the highest month since the survey on exercise began in 2008.

Exercise generally changes seasonally — down in fall and winter and more in the spring and summer. However, from October 2008 — the start of the U.S. economic crisis — through December 2009, monthly exercise levels were lower than Gallup recorded during the same months before or after that period.

However, U.S. exercise habits rebounded in early 2010 and have been generally at four-year highs in 2012, Gallup officials said.

U.S. adults exercise rates have been up since last December — a trend that coincided with the unusually warm weather since winter. This winter was the fourth-warmest on record, Gallup said.

The survey has a margin of 0.7 percentage points.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Better Weather Boosts U.S. Exercise”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.