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Tippah County named one of the least physically active counties in America

A recent publication by the national publication 24/7 WallStreet has named Tippah County one of the laziest counties in America.

Tippah County came in at #6 in America, according to the site.

To find America’s laziest counties, 24/7 Wall St. used data from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute joint program to find “the 50 least physically active counties in the United States.”

According to the site, Tippah county being physically inactive leads to both health problems and financial burdens.

“Though the importance of physical activity is well established, over 55 million American adults lead completely sedentary lifestyles. Physical inactivity accounts for about one in every 10 premature deaths in the U.S. and also has broader social costs — presenting an estimated $117 billion burden on the health care system annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

Here are the statistics they used to name Tippah County as “lazy”

6. Tippah County, Mississippi
> Adults who don’t exercise: 45.4%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 58.3% — 1,162nd lowest of 3,100 counties
> Adult obesity rate: 41.1% — 271st highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 23.2% — 27th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 26.0% — 421st highest of 3,106 counties
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 5.3 — 417th highest of 3,106 counties

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Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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