The Top 10 Healthiest (And Unhealthiest) States
Ah, sweet summer: a time for fresh fruit and vegetables and long jogs outside. Or is it a time for grilling hot dogs and hamburgers and lying motionless on the beach? A combination of both?
It may depend on where you live.
MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness teamed up to examine healthy habits across the United States, and found that certain states were a lot healthier than others. But what, exactly, does healthy lifestyle include? A solid amount of activity paired with a healthful diet, they said.
They looked at MyFitnessPal data in order to find out the number of people in each state who:
- Stayed within 10% of their daily calorie goals
- Met or exceeded their daily fiber goals
- Stayed at or below their daily sugar goals
- Stayed at or below their daily sodium goals
Then, they looked at MapMyFitness data to "determine the length, frequency and type of exercise logged in each state."
Apparently, if you want to get into shape, California's the place to go. And if you live in Wyoming and want to do the same, you may want to consider moving just about anywhere. Of course, this is looking at a group of people who took the time to download a healthy living app, so take this info with a grain of (organic sea) salt.
Check out the rankings below: