Do you live in one of the laziest counties in Mississippi? - - Jackson, MS

Do you live in one of the laziest counties in Mississippi?

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Where is the Couch Potato Capital of Mississippi?

1 in 3 people in Mississippi have not exercised outside of work in the past 30 days. Are you one of them?

Recently, it seems that America’s companies are giving us more reasons to stay inside. You can now get your favorite food delivered to your door through sites like Seamless and eat it in bed while watching every episode of Friends on your computer thanks to Netflix.

You don’t even have to make the trek to the convenience store—between services like Amazon’s same-day delivery and new apps that let you hire people to do your errands, you can run out of toilet paper in the morning and have a fresh supply waiting for you in the evening.

Though all these services are certainly convenient, they make it harder for people to stay active. And with obesity and diabetes rates increasing, it’s more important than ever for Americans to regularly engage in physical activity.

The CDC conducts a phone survey every year and asks adults if they’ve had any sort of exercise outside of their regular jobs (from running to walking to even gardening) in the past month. If the answer is no, they’re labeled “inactive.”

Using the most recent results (2012), data site FindTheBest has crunched the numbers to see which areas of Mississippi need to get out more.

Information from FindTheBest - A Research Engine. 

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