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Guess the states: Just 23% of US adults get enough exercise, CDC reports. Guess the states with the highest and lowest percentage.


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https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/28/health/cdc-exercise-report-study/index.html

 

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If you live in Colorado, there's a decent chance you've exercised today.

That state had the highest percentage of adults meeting the guidelines, with 32.5% doing so, according to the report. The District of Columbia and 13 other states also significantly surpassed it. Thirteen states, most notably Mississippi at just 13.5%, were significantly lower than the national average.


"Many of the states with the highest percentages of populations meeting the guidelines through leisure-time physical activity were what you'd call 'cold weather states' like Colorado, New Hampshire, Massachusetts," Clarke said. "And usually, we would think the warmer states would have more people outside running or biking or cycling, because that's what we see on TV all the time."

 

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I'm out there getting, if nothing else, at the very minimum my 10,000 steps every day. It's not the magic number some of those old articles pretended it is, but it's a good baseline to make sure you're walking for at least an hour and a half or so every day.

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10 minutes ago, legend said:

Does this account for the fact that some states may have different numbers of people with general activity through life? For example, people in NYC may walk a lot more than people in other states, due to the nature of the city.

 

The state as a whole lags, but I don't know if it broke it down by county/region because NYC vs. upstate would be an interesting comparison, as would places with public transit/things in walking distance vs. places where driving is a must.

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