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May 7, 2013

Most and least-fit states in the U.S.

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.

Survey results

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

Healthiest states

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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