How lazy is your state?
The Centers for Illness Control and Prevention (CDC) this month released its findings from a current study on physical lack of exercise levels throughout the U.S The study, which combined information from 2015 through 2018, is based upon telephone interviews carried out by both federal and state health authorities.
In general, all states and territories had more than 15 percent of adults who were considered physically non-active. Physical inactivity was identified if they responded “no” to the question: “Throughout the previous month, besides your routine job, did you participate in any exercises or workouts such as running, exercises, golf, gardening, or strolling for exercise?”
Where does your state fall in regards to physical inactivity?
The South had the greatest levels of physical lack of exercise, with 28 percent of adults reacting “no” to the above question. Being available in second was the Northeast, at 25.6 percent. The Midwest and the West followed behind at 25 percent and 20.5 percent, respectively.
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The map of physical inactivity levels across the U.S.
In specific, 7 states– Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky– reported the highest levels of lack of exercise. In these states, 30 percent or more of grownups were physically inactive.
Colorado, Washington, Utah, Oregon and the District of Columbia were the most active locations in the country, with less than 20 percent of physical inactivity levels, according to the findings.
The CDC recommends 150 minutes of exercise weekly, or 30 minutes a day across five days.
” Active people typically live longer and are at less threat for severe health issues like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some cancers. For individuals with chronic diseases, physical activity can help handle these conditions and problems,” the federal agency states.
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