A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control highlights adult fitness levels based on participation in aerobic and muscle-building activities. Find out which states came in with the fittest and least-fit populations.
To assess participation in aerobic physical and muscle-strengthening activities among adults in the United States, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System collected data from 497,967 respondents, according to the CDC.
Results found that the self-reported activities of 20.6 percent of respondents met both aerobic and muscle-strengthening guidelines, states the CDC.
Least healthy states
According to the survey, the least healthy states, judged by the percent of participation in aerobic and muscle-training activities, include the following:
10. Iowa - 17.2 percent
9. Arkansas - 16.7 percent
8. Kansas - 16.5 percent
7. Oklahoma - 16.2 percent
6. South Dakota 16 percent
5. Louisiana - 15.5 percent
4. Alabama - 15 percent
3. Mississippi - 14.2
2. Tennessee - 12.7 percent
1. West Virginia - 12.7 percent
According to the survey, the healthiest states, judged by the percent of participation in aerobic and muscle-training activities, include the following:
10. Virginia - 22.7 percent
9. New Jersey - 23.1 percent
8. Massachusetts - 23.3 percent
7. Oregon - 23.4 percent
6. Hawaii - 23.7 percent
5. California - 23.7 percent
4. Arizona - 24.2 percent
3. Alaska - 25 percent
2. District of Colombia - 26.3 percent
1. Colorado - 27.3 percent
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