Based on data from the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey, the report gauged what percentage of a state's residents met the federal 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines, which call for twice-weekly sessions of strength training and either 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of more vigorous exercise.
In Colorado, 61.8% of adults met the aerobic standard, taking the top spot, with 35.6% meeting the muscle-strengthening guidelines, in second place behind the District of Columbia. And 27.3% of Colorado's adults met both measures. Close behind was D.C., with 26.3% of adults meeting the two standards.
And who's the lazy bones of the states? In West Virginia and Tennessee, only 12.7% met both guidelines.
In general, the study showed that participation in both types of exercise is highest in the West, the Rocky Mountain states and the Northeast.
So you Southerners and Midwesterners: Get moving!
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