You might think that as unemployment increase the level of exercise amoung American adults would increase given that more people have more time on their hands, but a new poll has found the exact opposite to be true.
A new Gallup poll concluded that adults curbed their exercise level starting in 2008, and that weekly levels of exercise have not yet rebounded to previous peaks.
According to the UPI:
"Gallup asked 1,000 U.S. adults daily about their exercise habits as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which indicates 53.4 percent of adults who reported exercising for at least 30 minutes three or more days per week in June still trails the 54.3 percent in the same month in 2008, the survey says.
Fewer than 50 percent of those age 65 and older reported exercising for at least 30 minutes three or more days per week in the first half of 2011 -- the age group the least likely to say they exercise frequently and the group with the largest decrease in exercise levels since 2008, Gallup says."