We aren't the laziest! I'm very impressed with us Wisconsin. Lets keep that up.
Here is the list of the top 10 laziest states...(we know we might be number one in drinking but at least we aren't lazy!!)
1. Tennessee--Physically active adults: 51.8%
Just more than half of the adult population does at least two and a half hours of physical activity per week. On a better note, over 24% of the state's high school students do moderate physical activity. The national average is just 17%.
2. Louisiana--Physically active adults: 56%
The state is known for beignets and the "po boy," a foot-long submarine sandwich slathered in gravy and. Only 56% of adults take part in moderate to vigorous physical activity consistently. Only 35% of the state's youth have parks, community centers and sidewalks in the neighborhood, which is way below the national average of 50%.
3. Mississippi--Physically active adults: 57.2%
The state ranks number one for the adults who admitted to "no leisure-time physical activity". That means almost a third of adults admitted that they get basically no regular physical exercise. Mississippi also ranks number one for obesity.
4. Kentucky--Physically active adults: 57.9%
Kentucky is known throughout the world for its fried chicken. Only 10 % of Kentuckians have a park near them, that's less than half the national average of 20%.
5. Alabama--Physically active adults: 59%
Alabama was also in the top 10 for obesity in 2009, with 31% of the population obese. Alabama doesn't require or recommend elementary schools to give recess, its child care centers don't require physical activity, and the state doesn't support urban design for parks that promote physical activity.
6. North Carolina--Physically active adults: 60.9%
In North Carolina, 61% of adults exercise. About 25% of adults don't exercise at all, but young people are active, with 24.5% of high school students doing moderate physical activity.
7. Laziest State: Arkansas-- Physically active adults: 62.1%
Barely beating West Virginia in laziness, Bill Clinton’s home state of Arkansas comes in at number seven. 29.2% of the state’s adults report no leisure-time physical activity at all could benefit from following Bubba’s lead and living a healthier lifestyle.
8. West Virginia-- Physically active adults: 62.2%
Only 62.2% of adults report being moderately physically active. Thankfully, there is hope in the younger generation: 26.3% of high school students report the same level of physical activity, well above the national average of 17.1%.
9. Nevada-- Physically active adults: 62.5%
In June and July, highs in Nevada regularly reach above 100 degrees Farenheit. In that kind of heat, the moderate exercise pursued by 62.5% of the population could be hazardous to citizens’ health. Perhaps, as residents of the state with the ninth lowest incidence of physical activity, Nevadans are just more careful about heat stroke than elsewhere. Or, maybe they’re just lazy.
10. Oklahoma-- Physically active adults: 62.6%
Fewer than two-thirds of adult Oklahomans claim to get the two and a half hours of moderate exercise per week that the CDC uses as a benchmark for physical activity.