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Wealthy and healthy: People in the wealthiest states get more exercise


July 4, 2018
By Christopher Ingraham The Washington Post

Why do people in Colorado exercise so much more than people in Mississippi?

After state-level data was pulled from a variety of sources in a semi-scientific effort to identify the factors — demographic, cultural, economic and otherwise — that have the biggest relationship to whether residents of a given state accomplish their weekly workouts.

Among the nine indicators analyzed, the biggest predictor of weekly physical activity at the state level was money: Residents of states with bigger median incomes were more likely to get out and exercise than people in low-income states. | READ MORE

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