America's Most Active States from America's Most Active States

America's Most Active States

Nationally Americans are couch potatoes. Four out of five of them don’t meet the federal government’s minimum guidelines for taking aerobic and muscle strengthening exercise, surveys show. Three in five engage in so little physical activity that they don’t get any health benefits from the little exercise they do take. Here follows the 10 states whose residents are the most active.

#10 New Hampshire

Physical Inactivity Rate: 22.4%

Ranks 35th in nation for adult obesity and 32nd for obesity among 10- to 17-year-olds..

PIR based on survey results from adults who say they did not participate in physical activity or exercise in past 30 days other than doing their regular jobs. Obesity rates latest (full year 2013). Source: The State of Obestity. Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

#9 Alaska

Physical Inactivity Rate: 22.3%

Ranks 28th in nation for adult obesity and 32nd for obesity among 10- to 17-year-olds..

PIR based on survey results from adults who say they did not participate in physical activity or exercise in past 30 days other than doing their regular jobs. Obesity rates latest (full year 2013). Source: The State of Obestity. Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

#8 Hawaii

Physical Inactivity Rate: 22.1%

Ranks 50th in nation for adult obesity and 44th for obesity among 10- to 17-year-olds..

PIR based on survey results from adults who say they did not participate in physical activity or exercise in past 30 days other than doing their regular jobs. Obesity rates latest (full year 2013). Source: The State of Obestity. Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

#7 California

Physical Inactivity Rate: 21.4%

Ranks 46th in nation for adult obesityand 21st for obesity among 10- to 17-year-olds.

PIR based on survey results from adults who say they did not participate in physical activity or exercise in past 30 days other than doing their regular jobs. Obesity rates latest (full year 2013). Source: The State of Obestity. Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

#6 Utah

Physical Inactivity Rate: 20.6%

Ranks 46th in nation for adult obesity and 43rd for obesity among 10- to 17-year-olds.

PIR based on survey results from adults who say they did not participate in physical activity or exercise in past 30 days other than doing their regular jobs. Obesity rates latest (full year 2013). Source: The State of Obestity. Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

#5 Vermont

Physical Inactivity Rate: 20.5%

Ranks 44th in nation for adult obesity and 45th for obesity among 10- to 17-year-olds.

PIR based on survey results from adults who say they did not participate in physical activity or exercise in past 30 days other than doing their regular jobs. Obesity rates latest (full year 2013). Source: The State of Obestity. Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

#4 Washington

Physical Inactivity Rate: 20.0%

Ranks 32nd in nation for adult obesity and 46th for obesity among 10- to 17-year-olds.

PIR based on survey results from adults who say they did not participate in physical activity or exercise in past 30 days other than doing their regular jobs. Obesity rates latest (full year 2013). Source: The State of Obestity. Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

#3 District of Columbia

Physical Inactivity Rate: 19.5%

Ranks 49th in nation for adult obesity and 3rd for obesity among 10- to 17-year-olds.

PIR based on survey results from adults who say they did not participate in physical activity or exercise in past 30 days other than doing their regular jobs. Obesity rates latest (full year 2013). Source: The State of Obestity. Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

#2 Oregon

Physical Inactivity Rate: 18.5%

Ranks 36th in nation for adult obesity and 51st for obesity among 10- to 17-year-olds.

PIR based on survey results from adults who say they did not participate in physical activity or exercise in past 30 days other than doing their regular jobs. Obesity rates latest (full year 2013). Source: The State of Obestity. Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

#1 Colorado

Physical Inactivity Rate: 17.9%

Ranks 51st in nation for adult obesity and 47th for obesity among 10- to 17-year-olds.

PIR based on survey results from adults who say they did not participate in physical activity or exercise in past 30 days other than doing their regular jobs. Obesity rates latest (full year 2013). Source: The State of Obestity. Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.