WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – Less than a week after Delaware was ranked one of the fattest states, a new Gallup poll is offering insight into why.
According to the poll of more than 175,000 adults over the course of 2013 as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Delawareans were the least likely to exercise at least three days a week.
Just 46.5% of the state’s residents reported getting their fitness on that frequently. That’s compared to the top-ranking Vermont, where 65.3% said they exercised at least three days out of the week.
And the eating habits of the First State’s residents aren’t exactly first rate, either. Fifty-four-point-three percent of Delawareans said they’d eaten five or more servings of veggies four days out of the week. That put the state in fourth-to-last place on the Healthy Eating section of the survey.
Vermont ranked the healthiest on that list, too.
With obesity rates on the rise across the country, residents in every state need to get up and move. But Delawareans, it seems, need to do a little more moving than the rest.
To read the results of the Gallup survey, click here.