With Instagram serving as a source for fitness and health inspiration, millions of people around the U.S. post about their workouts and meals. So, Rave Reviews decided to check out the trends using data from more than 2.3 million posts.
The findings had some states leading the posting pack with hashtags like #yoga, #running, #strengthtraining and #Pilates for fitness, while dieting hashtags like #protein, #mealprep, #ketolife and #paleo were common. We then calculated the number of hashtags from every state per resident to come up with this list of fittest states (plus Washington, D.C.).
But there's more to fitness and healthy eating than the hashtags illustrated. In fact, what locals eat and do with their time is oftentimes a reflection of the culture. While some are certainly more health-conscious than others, you might be surprised about what each state can offer the fitness and health world. Sure, travelers know they can get tasty fried chicken in the South, but there's also dancing to blues music, gorgeous parks for afternoon jogs and swimming opportunities galore.
So, which states take fitness seriously and which ones, well, simply don't seem to care? Just see for yourself...