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SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation's leading online insurance marketplaces released a report states with the most physically active people. The lack of physical activity with added stress from the pandemic likely has had a compounding effect on people who are more physically active.

The benefits of physical activity reach far beyond the physical portion and play a large role in people's mental health. Without gyms to attend and with mounting stress of the pandemic, many physically active people saw a decline in their mental health.

Visit the full report here, https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/most-physically-active-states

Key Findings:

  • In 2019, there were 64.2 million U.S. gym memberships, with an average attendance of 104 days a year per gym goer.
  • On average, 76% of Americans have participated in physical activities in the last month.
  • A study on physical activity during stay-at-home orders found 43.8% of participants indicated a decrease in physical activity
  • Nearly 88% of workers reported experiencing moderate to extreme stress over the first six weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Physical activity and obesity rates are linked to health conditions like COPD, hypertension and diabetes, which are deemed high-risk health conditions for serious COVID-19 illness.

Methodology
QuoteWizard analyzed 2018 CDC BRFSS data to see which states reported more exercise. Rankings are based on states that reported the highest rate of regular exercise. We then paired each state's exercise data with obesity rates in each state to show that a high rate of exercise in a given state correlates to lower obesity rates.

Rank

State

% of residents who exercise

% of obese residents

1

Colorado

83.8

22.7

2

Hawaii

80.8

25.5

3

Vermont

82.4

27.1

4

Utah

82.3

28

5

Washington

82.9

28.4

6

California

79.2

25.6

7

Idaho

80

28

8

Massachusetts

78.3

25.3

9

Alaska

80.4

29.3

10

Montana

78.5

26.6

11

Oregon

81.5

29.6

12

Connecticut

78.3

26.8

13

Wyoming

79.2

28.7

14

New Hampshire

79.3

29.4

15

Minnesota

80.1

29.6

16

Arizona

78.6

29.5

17

Maine

79

30.1

18

Virginia

78.8

29.9

19

New York

76.7

27.3

20

Wisconsin

79

32.1

21

Rhode Island

75.5

27.3

22

New Jersey

72.3

25.1

23

South Dakota

77

29.5

24

Nevada

75.7

29.2

25

New Mexico

78.6

32.8

26

Pennsylvania

77

30.5

27

Maryland

77.6

30.6

28

Michigan

77.2

32.4

29

Illinois

76.1

31.3

30

North Carolina

76.9

32.5

31

Kansas

78.2

34.2

32

Nebraska

76.9

33.8

33

Florida

74.2

30.5

34

North Dakota

78.2

35.1

35

Ohio

75.7

33.6

36

Iowa

78

35.1

37

Georgia

74.1

32.1

38

Delaware

74.3

33

39

South Carolina

74.3

34

40

Texas

74.7

34.6

41

Missouri

74.9

34.9

42

Indiana

73.6

33.8

43

Oklahoma

73.7

34.8

44

Tennessee

70.5

34.1

45

West Virginia

74.1

39.5

46

Alabama

70.3

36.1

47

Arkansas

70.5

37.3

48

Kentucky

69.3

36.4

49

Louisiana

69.7

36.7

50

Mississippi

69.1

39.5

About QuoteWizard QuoteWizard (quotewizard.com) is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save up to 40% on auto, home, health, and life insurance. Agents and carriers, in turn, benefit from millions of highly qualified leads, calls, and traffic to their site. Based in Seattle, QuoteWizard was founded in 2006.

For more information, go to quotewizard.com, like our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @quotewizard.

About LendingTree LendingTree (NASDAQ: TREE) is the nation's leading online marketplace that connects consumers with the choices they need to be confident in their financial decisions. LendingTree empowers consumers to shop for financial services the same way they would shop for airline tickets or hotel stays, comparing multiple offers from a nationwide network of over 500 partners in one simple search, and can choose the option that best fits their financial needs. Services include mortgage loans, mortgage refinances, auto loans, personal loans, business loans, student refinances, credit cards and more. Through the My LendingTree platform, consumers receive free credit scores, credit monitoring, and recommendations to improve credit health. My LendingTree proactively compares consumers' credit accounts against offers on our network and notifies consumers when there is an opportunity to save money. In short, LendingTree's purpose is to help simplify financial decisions for life's meaningful moments through choice, education and support. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of LendingTree, Inc.

Media Contacts:

Emily: emily@quotewizardnews.com

Nathan: nathan@quotewizardnews.com

Related Links
https://quotewizard.com
https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/health-insurers-record-profits-during-pandemic

 

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