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Utah Residents #2 “Summit, Wasatch Residents Among Most Physically Active in the Country”

July 07 2013 - 10:35 am

Americans are exercising more than ever, and residents of Utah’s Summit and Wasatch counties are among those who move the most.

New releases by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation out of the University of Washington studied obesity and activity levels between 2001 and 2009 at the county level nationwide.

Men in Summit County were the second most physically active in the nation with 73.2 percent reporting “sufficient physical activity,” which is defined as 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous activity weekly.
Wasatch County men ranked eighth with 71.7 percent, compared to men in Teton, Wyo., who ranked first with 77.5 percent.