The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did a study, which combined data from 2015 through 2018. Overall, all states and territories had more than 15 percent of adults who were considered physically inactive. Physical inactivity was determined if they responded “no” to the question: “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?”
The South had the highest levels of physical inactivity, with 28% of adults responding “no” to the above question. Coming in second was the Northeast, at 25.6%. The Midwest and the West followed behind at 25% and 20.5%
Oregon and Washington were among the most active areas in the nation, with less than 20% of physical inactivity levels, according to the findings.