Americans exercising more, especially in Colorado
My home state of Colorado I am really proud of. We hit number one in the nation for the lowest obesity rate--and today I found out that Coloradoans are the number one exercisers in the nation also. Which would explain why we have the lowest obesity rate.
Now this may seem odd--because we have winters here--and most people would think that warmer climates would encourage more exercise. Apparently that is not the case.
I think a lot of our exercise habits comes from a state that encourages exercise at all age levels. My 6 year old grandson is now running a mile--and loves it--and just did his first mini track meet. My whole family exercises--including my 82 year old mother who goes to Curves 4 times a week. I am a Jazzerciser--my nieces are into yoga--my husband can run on a treadmill for hours and enters the sponsored long distance events--and my nephews are into mountain bike riding and they too enter sponsored events. There is not one member in my family that doesn't exercise.
I don't what it is--maybe the mountains and the high altitude? But at times it's hard to find someone in Colorado who doesn't exercise. Of course we have them--but it's not long until they're encouraged to start exercising by someone they work with--or new found friends.
Now if we could get this trend going all over the nation--obesity and type 2 diabetes would be a thing of the past.
Last edited by Kscott : 05-04-2013 at 01:12 AM.