I felt cheated. Certainly my state should be on that list. I live in one of the nine states that has a prevalence of obesity equal to or greater than 30%,
fer crying out loud!
I knew that my state is literally lousy with loafing, lethargic layabouts - but how could I prove it? I quickly rifled through the article's source material, State Indicator Report on Physical Activity
- and upon reading the graph on page 14, my heart sank as I realized that my own state fell just about dead center in the category of physically active adults.
I knew this couldn't be right. I felt that a great injustice had been done by this article!
And then I found the author's oversight... The source that the article cited
lists more than one category of lazy, languid loafing! Whereas my state surprisingly seems almost halfway energetic in the category of physically active adults
, we almost make it to the top 10 in the category of people that have no leisure-time physical activity!
And that's a category that I can wholeheartedly say that I support 100%. Sometimes I am so inert, torpid and full of chocolate that I veritably hover between blindly stuporous and a persistant vegetative state!