Where is the couch potato capital of America?

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Recently, it seems that America’s companies are giving us more reasons to stay inside. You can now get your favorite food delivered to your door through sites like Seamless and eat it in bed while watching every episode of Friends on your computer thanks to Netflix.

You don’t even have to make the trek to the convenience store—between services like Amazon’s same-day delivery and new apps that let you hire people to do your errands, you can run out of toilet paper in the morning and have a fresh supply waiting for you in the evening.

Though all these services are certainly convenient, they make it harder for people to stay active. And with obesity and diabetes rates increasing year over year, it’s more important than ever for Americans to regularly engage in physical activity.

The CDC conducts a phone survey every year and asks adults if they’ve had any sort of exercise outside of their regular jobs (from running to walking to even gardening) in the past month. If the answer is no, they’re labeled “inactive.” Using the most recent results (2012), data site HealthGrove crunched the numbers to see which states need to get out more.

20. New Jersey

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 23.6%
Population: 8,832,406

19. New York

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 23.64%
Population: 19,487,053

18. Texas

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 23.7%
Population: 25,639,373

17. Missouri

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 23.9%
Population: 6,007,182

16. Ohio

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 24.0%
Population: 11,549,590

15. South Carolina

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 24.04%
Population: 4,679,602

14. Delaware

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 24.06%
Population: 908,446

13. Kansas

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 24.09%
Population: 2,868,107

12. Iowa

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 24.2%
Population: 3,062,553

11. Georgia

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 24.4%
Population: 9,810,417

10. North Dakota

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 24.8%
Population: 689,781

9. Indiana

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 27.2%
Population: 6,514,861

8. Kentucky

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 27.8%
Population: 4,361,333

7. Alabama

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 28.4%
Population: 4,799,277

6. Louisiana

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 29.3%
Population: 4,567,968

5. Oklahoma

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 29.8%
Population: 3,785,742

4. West Virginia

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 30.5%
Population: 1,853,619

3. Arkansas

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 30.6%
Population: 2,933,369

2. Tennessee

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 31.1%
Population: 6,402,387

1. Mississippi

 

Percentage of people who are physically inactive: 32.8%
Population: 2,976,872