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

 

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

19. New York

 

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

18. Texas

 

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

17. Missouri

 

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

16. Ohio

 

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

15. South Carolina

 

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

14. Delaware

 

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

13. Kansas

 

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

12. Iowa

 

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

11. Georgia

 

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

10. North Dakota

 

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

9. Indiana

 

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

8. Kentucky

 

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

7. Alabama

 

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

6. Louisiana

 

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

5. Oklahoma

 

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

4. West Virginia

 

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

3. Arkansas

 

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

2. Tennessee

 

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

1. Mississippi

 

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

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