Youngstown area 10th in nation for least exercise


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A Gallup-Healthways poll released Tuesday says that the Youngstown area ranks 10th in the United States for the least amount of people who exercise frequently, defined as at least three times per week.

The survey measured the general well-being of 189 communities across the country for the 2013 calendar year and showed 48% of area residents exercise three to seven times per week, tied with Knoxville, Tenn., for 10th-worst.

The area came in as the 15th-worst community in the country for overall well-being, with a Gallup-Healthways well-being index score of 63.3. The Huntington-Ashland area of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio, ranked the worst at 59.5, while Provo-Orem, Utah ranked the best at 71.4.

Ohio as a state ranked 46th in well-being.

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