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The Laziest City in Every State

24/7 Tempo Logo By Hristina Byrnes of 24/7 Tempo | Slide 1 of 51: Not even a third of American adults exercise on a regular basis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just about 23% meet the federal guidelines for aerobic activity and strength training. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends adults do at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes a week of moderate to intense exercise -- about 20 to 40 minutes a day.
To determine the metropolitan area in each state where residents are getting the least exercise, 24/7 Tempo reviewed data from the 2019 County Health Rankings on adults who are physically active and the percentage of the population with access to a location appropriate for exercise. 
About 22.0% of Americans report that they do not get any physical activity in their leisure time, according to the Country Health Ranking. But exercising trends vary considerably across the country. In some states, even in their least active city, a higher share of adults get exercise than the average share nationwide. (Nationwide, these are the 50 cities where people exercise the most.)

Not even a third of American adults exercise on a regular basis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just about 23% meet the federal guidelines for aerobic activity and strength training. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends adults do at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes a week of moderate to intense exercise -- about 20 to 40 minutes a day.

To determine the metropolitan area in each state where residents are getting the least exercise, 24/7 Tempo reviewed data from the 2019 County Health Rankings on adults who are physically active and the percentage of the population with access to a location appropriate for exercise.

About 22% of Americans report that they do not get any physical activity in their leisure time, according to the Country Health Ranking. But exercising trends vary considerably across the country. In some states, even in their least active city, a higher share of adults gets exercise than the average share nationwide. (Nationwide, these are the 50 cities where people exercise the most.)

Click through the gallery above to see the couch potato capital of each state.

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