Fitness Apps Provide Realistic View of Workout Habits

Fitness Apps Provide A Realistic View Of Workout HabitsPopular fitness apps such as MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness are designed to help individuals track multiple aspects of their physical health—such as diet, exercise, and sleep habits. Since users record in-depth data related to the frequency of their workouts, and their type of workouts, the data from these apps is being complied and used to provide in-depth fitness profiles.

Millions of Americans from around the nation utilize such apps, making it easy to understand which states are the most physically active. According to a report from Yahoo Health, data compiled by merging both MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness found that the most active states in the nation are California, Colorado, and Washington.

The app also allows insight as to the most popular types of fitness routines in each state. For example, running is the workout of choice in Texas at 47%, while Idaho’s most popular workout is cycling at 19%.

“Seven of our top ten active states were western states,” said Rebecca Silliman of MyFitnessPal. This data was gathered from their 65 million users.

To learn more, check out the full report from Yahoo here.

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