How lazy is your state?
The Centers for Disease Control and Avoidance (CDC) this month released its findings from a recent study on physical lack of exercise levels throughout the U.S The research study, which integrated data from 2015 through 2018, is based upon telephone interviews performed by both federal and state health authorities.
Overall, all states and territories had more than 15 percent of adults who were considered physically inactive. Physical inactivity was determined if they responded “no” to the concern: “During the past month, aside from your routine task, did you take part in any physical activities or workouts such as running, exercises, golf, gardening, or walking for workout?”
Where does your state fall in terms of physical lack of exercise?
The South had the greatest levels of physical lack of exercise, with 28 percent of adults responding “no” to the above question. Can be found 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 particular, seven states– Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky– reported the greatest levels of inactivity. In these states, 30 percent or more of grownups were physically non-active.
Colorado, Washington, Utah, Oregon and the District of Columbia were the most active areas in the country, with less than 20 percent of physical inactivity levels, according to the findings.
The CDC recommends 150 minutes of physical activity weekly, or 30 minutes a day across five days.
” Active individuals normally live longer and are at less danger for major health issue like heart illness, type 2 diabetes, weight problems, and some cancers. For people with chronic illness, physical activity can assist handle these conditions and issues,” the federal firm states.
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