Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Colorado #2 in "States where fitness is king"

courtesy of WSJ
By RACHEL BACHMAN

Even people dedicated enough to log their workouts on a smartphone app don’t exercise as much as experts say they should.

That is a piece of the picture painted by 2014 data from MapMyFitness, one of the most popular workout-tracking apps in the U.S., with 22 million users. Users tell the app they’re taking a walk or run, for instance, and it tracks the number of minutes of activity and registers their location. So a vacationing Vermonter’s run in Santa Fe would show up in New Mexico’s workout minutes.

California topped all states in exercise with 87 workout minutes a week per user. The state has favorable weather and has long been a center of healthy activity. It was followed by Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Arizona.

For the rest of the story, go to The Wall Street Journal.

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