The Top 5 U.S. States with the Highest Rates of Physical Inactivity

  U.S. State % Physically Inactive Population % Obese Population
(rank)
1 Mississippi 38.1% 35.1% (1st)
2 Tennessee 37.2% 33.7% (4th)
3 Arkansas 34.4% 34.6% (3rd)
4 Oklahoma 33% 32.5% (4th)
5 Louisiana 32.2% 33.1% (6th)
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Sources:  Trust for America's Health: "The State of Obesity 2014."

List Notes: Data is percentage of physically inactive people ranked by US state for the year 2013. Physical inactivity is defined as a person who does not get at least 30-60 minutes of aerobic exercise three to four times per week. For the purposes of this list, obesity is defined as an excessively high amount of body fat or adipose tissue in relation to lean body mass defined as BMI greater than the 95th percentile for age group.
U.S. States with the Highest Rates of Physical Inactivity

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