ATLANTA — A new study shows more and more U.S. adults are being told by their doctor to get off their duffs and exercise.
More from TODAY.com
TODAY's Takeaway: Adam Lanza's father breaks his silence, Jason Bateman can't spell
The father of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza told The New Yorker he wished his son had never been born.
- 'Prom is just prom': Students donate dance money to teacher with cancer
- #Whaling out! Don't break your back trying this new trend
- Tough love! Watch these lion cubs meet their not-so-thrilled dad
- Husky dog wake-up call is a hilarious viral hit
- TODAY's Takeaway: Adam Lanza's father breaks his silence, Jason Bateman can't spell
A government survey found nearly 33 percent of adults who saw a doctor in the previous year said they were told to exercise. That was up from about 23 percent in 2000.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found more women got that advice than men. Also, diabetics were more likely to get the advice than those with other conditions.
The report, released Thursday, was based on a survey of nearly 22,000 adults in 2010.
More than one third of U.S. adults are obese, a statistic that's held steady for nearly a decade.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.