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Is Your State Ranked One of the Laziest in the Country? Find Out on This Map

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"Couch potato capital"

We've seen where the hardest-working Americans live, but what about the laziest?

FindTheBest and the data site HealthGrove took a look at exercise statistics collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and discovered that one in four people in the U.S. have not exercised outside of work in the last month.

In 2012, adults 20 years and older were asked the following question in a survey: "During the past month, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening or walking for exercise?"

Here's a map of the U.S. that shows a county breakdown with dark blue representing a low number of physically inactive people and dark orange representing high number of physically inactive people:

Where Physically Inactive People live in America | FindTheBest

In other words, where there is more orange, more people reported not exercising within a 30-day period.

FindTheBest then went on to rank the top 10 laziest states. The "couch potato capital"? Mississippi.

The Most Inactive States in America

10. North Dakota: 24.8 percent of people are physically inactive

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9. Indiana: 27.2 percent of people are physically inactive

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8. Kentucky: 27.8 percent of people are physically inactive

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7. Alabama: 28.4 percent of people are physically inactive

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6. Louisiana: 29.3 percent of people are physically inactive

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5. Oklahoma: 29.8 percent of people are physically inactive

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4. West Virginia: 30.5 percent of people are physically inactive

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3. Arkansas: 30.6 percent of people are physically inactive

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2. Tennessee: 31.3 percent of people are physically inactive

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1. Mississippi: 32.9 percent of people are physically inactive

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