Exercise is one of the best ways to stay healthy, both physically and mentally. While some areas of the country may be more suited for physical activities — with an almost unlimited number of gyms, parks and hiking trails — others don't have as many opportunities.
24/7 Wall St gathered data from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to determine which counties in the country are the "laziest," or the least physically active, and two in Tennessee made the list. The report, however, does point out that all 50 counties on the list have limited opportunities, falling below the national average for living in proximity to places for exercise such as parks and recreational facilities.
"Insufficient exercise is a major public health challenge across the United States, but in some parts of the country, the problem is far worse than others."
So which Tennessee counties are among the "laziest" in America?
- No. 19: Lawrence County
- No. 40: Giles County
According to the list, 41.7% of adults in Lawrence County don't exercise, and 56.4% of the population has access to places for physical activity, coming in at No. 19 overall. In Giles County, which ranks No. 40 nationally, 40.2% of adults don't exercise and only 43.7% of the population has access to places for physical activity.
Check here to see the full report of the "laziest" counties in the country.