What kinda shape is Minnesota in? Not a mitt, that's for sure. HA! Just kidding. That's Michigan. A new study says we're the 15th for In-Shape-States in the nation. A recent study shows nearly 50% of Americans put on weight during the COVID-19 pandemic. That's info from the National Library of Medicine.

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The CDC has reported 13.8% of adults in the USA are in poor health overall. One in three Americans are obese and 1 in 9 have diabetes.

America has long been among the fattest countries, and it got worse with nearly 50% of Americans putting on weight since the pandemic.

RunReviews.com released a study on the states in the Best and Worst Shape using the most recent data from the CDC on obesity, diabetes, heart disease, medical checkups, and number of gyms in all 50 states and D.C.


These are the six categories they looked at and how Minnestoa fared against the national average.

  • Number of gyms: 13.3 per 100,000 residents, (national average: 12.3)
  • Exercised in Last Month: 80.9% (national: 76.9%)
  • Obesity Rate: 30.7% (national: 32.1)
  • Diabetes Rate: 8.8% (national: 10.8%)
  • Heart Disease Rate: 3.6% (national: 4.3%)
  • Annual Medical Checkup: 71.6% (national: 74.9%)

The five places in the best shape are D.C., Massachusetts, Colorado, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. The five states in the worst shape are West Virginia, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Alabama. So, Minnesota, thanks for working hard so I don't have to.

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

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