Where you live geographically could impact how fit you are. Depending on health status and lifestyle indicators, some states are in better shape than others.
Recent data from RunReviews.com ranked all the states on how “in shape” they were based on several factors.
- Heart Disease
- Wellness Checkups
- Gyms Available
Results are in the infographic below:
Overall, the top 13 states in the best shape are mostly located in the Northeast and Western U.S. Could it be because of the snow sports available in those areas? This wasn’t a direct factor used in the analysis, but there certainly appears to be a correlation with the outdoor recreational opportunities that are available.
Additionally, is it any coincidence that many states in the Southeast fell at the bottom of the list? Another interesting point is the state that scored the highest isn’t a state at all (DC).
This is also your reminder that summer is winding down and ski season is around the corner. Now is the time to make sure your fitness level will match the kind of season you want to have. Find an exercise program and get in your best shape.