Posted on October 4, 2017 • Category: Well-Being
The 2016 Community Rankings for Exercise have been released as part of the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. Results indicate the percentage of residents in 189 communities across the nation who exercises 30+ minutes, 3+ days in the last week. Community averages range from a high of 69.6% in Boulder, Colorado to a low of 41.8% in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina.
Who is more likely to exercise?
How Are Communities Using These Results?
Gallup-Sharecare reports that ”innovative communities are beginning to take an environmental approach to exercise.” This result may help explain why the outdoor-oriented states of Colorado and California include 11 of the top 25 cities for exercise. They are creating safe public spaces for exercise, but also vibrant, livable, walkable and bikeable spaces. Champions include local hospitals and schools, local employers, regional and local health plans and community leaders.
The citizen goals identified in the Gallup Arizona Poll made it clear that Arizonans value access to healthcare, while considering the aesthetics and natural environment of Arizona as our greatest asset.
Healthy behavior and a surrounding healthy environment are both elements of The Arizona We Want as described by the people who live here.
|57.5%||Prescott residents who exercised for at least 30 minutes, 3+ days in the last week. This result ranked the city 27th in the nation based on a Gallup study of 189 communities.
State of American Well Being: 2016 Community Rankings for Exercise.
Gallup-Sharecare, September 2017