How often do you break a sweat?
If you live in Delaware or West Virginia, the answer is probably not enough: According to a new Gallup survey, Delawareans and West Virginians work out far less than the American Heart Association-recommended 30 minutes per day, five days a week.
In the Blue Hen State, only 46.5 percent of residents reported exercising for at least 30 minutes, three or more days a week.
Just 47.1 percent of West Virginians, meanwhile, are lacing up and hitting the pavement or the gym with the same frequency.
So, where are most Americans getting their daily sweat on? Skier and hiker haven Vermont topped Gallup’s list, with 65.3 percent of residents reporting that they exercise regularly.
Hawaii, where 62.2 percent of residents say they exercise three or more days a week, took second place. (If you’re looking for another reason to pack up shop and move to the Aloha State, now you have it!)
Overall, the national average for regular exercise decreased slightly, going from 52.7 percent in 2012 to 51.6 percent in 2013. Weather might’ve caused the dip, researched said, citing 2013′s icky conditions—the “coldest and wettest weather on record since 2009.”
So did your state make Gallup’s lists of the best and worst states for exercise? Read on to find out!
The 10 worst states for exercise (% exercising 3 or more days a week):
1. Delaware 46.5%
2. West Virginia 47.1%
3. Alabama 47.5%
4. New Jersey 47.7%
5. Rhode Island 48.2%
6. Tennessee 49.2%
7. New York 49.3%
8. Ohio 49.3%
9. Indiana 49.4%
10. South Carolina 49.7%
The 10 best states for exercise (% exercising 3 or more days week):
1. Vermont 65.3%
2. Hawaii 62.2%
3. Montana 60.1%
4. Alaska 60.1%
5. Colorado 59.8%
6. Oregon 58.0%
7. Idaho 57.7%
8. New Mexico 57.4%
9. Nebraska 56.3%
10. North Dakota 56.0%