Ohio Named 8th Laziest State, Continuing Bottom-10 Run Since 2008

March 11, 2014 at 12:42p    by DJ Byrnes    
32 Comments

When Gallup asked how often they exercise 30 minutes or more, less than half of Ohioans said three days or more. (And before you pin this on the weather, Vermont — Vermont! — finished as the No. 1 exercising (and produce-eating state) in the country.

When Gallup asked in the last seven days, how many had Ohioans eaten produce, only 55.6% of Ohioans said four or more. That was good for 40th place.

So as you can see, Ohioans still have some work to do on the fitness front. But hey, we can always lose weight.... VERMONT WILL BE FOREVER INSIGNIFICANT. 

 


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OSUStu's picture

I'm not gonna read all that...

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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Oyster's picture

I'm disappointed that you have not received the appreciation that you deserve for this post.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

The upvote button is too far away...

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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OSUStu's picture

Thanks Oyster.  I have just chalked it up to the laziness of my fellow Ohioans.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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Oyster's picture

And you nailed it again!

(obviously it's not because they are all too busy exercising to vote...)

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Oyster's picture

Ask yourself these 2 questions:  What else is there to do in Vermont besides exercise? and If I lived in Vermont, why would I want to excercise, it would just make me live longer?

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Unky Buck's picture

Well, to be fair, in Vermont, the snozberries do taste like snozberries.

 

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Oyster's picture

Good point, but the troopers are relentless about folks trying to cross the border for food.

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Buckeyeneer's picture

I like the line from Archer: "Vermont has liquor stores, right?", "Of course they do. It sucks there."

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

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Go1Bucks's picture

that's a great friggin episode!

Go Bucks!

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NCBuckeye1's picture

I can't vouch for Vermont, but New Hampshire's rest areas on the highways are liquor stores. In most states, you get a nice picnic area, maybe a little building with some vending machines, but not in New Hampshire. They have drive-thru liquor stores.

Live free or die!

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -- Woody

BierStube's picture

 

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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Urbanmania's picture

Didn't realize not exercising was the only way to define laziness.

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GoBucks713's picture

I don't know about the rest of you, but where I'm from, curling is done with 12 oz weights that get lighter with each rep, not sliding a stone on some ice and trying to agitate it with a swiffer.

-The Aristocrats!

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Yelling at the terrible drivers has to count for something.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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Oyster's picture

We do get a workout shaking our fists, which would explain why the school bus drivers all have flabby arms.  They don't get excited about other drivers...

FROMTHE18's picture

Damn you, Cleveland. 

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BME_Buckeye's picture

Leave us out of this. Look elsewhere in the state. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

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Hovenaut's picture

In other news, the Premium Lounge is open.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

The Premium Lounge doesn't have produce though  ....unless you count the broccoli sprouts that are dipped in cake batter and fried in bacon grease. 

Hovenaut's picture

Only way you can...vile weed.

 

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

I think they're asking the wrong people. I exercise seven days out of the week and eat produce every day, but I'm just one guy. According to those questions, I'm not lazy, but I consider myself an extremely lazy person.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Knarcisi's picture

We are one of the few states that produces specimens of the male nature than can sit for 12+ hours on Saturdays in the fall and drink beer and eat unhealthy food ... I'd say the results are skewed. 

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InvertMyVeer's picture

What some (family, friends, coworkers) call laziness, I prefer to call efficiency :)

Football is complicated...

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Go1Bucks's picture

I realize most answers will be skewed towards humor, but... WTF?!   Did they do their poll in Cincitucky?  BS on this.  We are part of the heartland, do a poll on the people that are from Ohio, not just move here and take up space.

Go Bucks!

IH8UOFM's picture

Living in Michigan, I can guarantee they aren't high enough on that list (or low enough)

sbentz4's picture

Mississippi is filled with liars!!! No way they aren't bottom 10.

luckynutz's picture

Cows eat leafy greens. And I eat cows. That counts for something doesn't it?

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Chise47's picture

I guess since I'm not one of the 'lazy' one's,(eat veggies/fruit daily; excercise 6 x's weekly 2hrs.), I read some of those very interesting statistics.

Since our commenting policy prevents me from conveying some of it for you fellow, 'lazy Ohioans', I highly recommend you look & see some of the strangly relative stats pertaining to religion, poverty, & political affiliation.

How true is the cliche', "Can't fix stupid!!" ? ;)

ibuck's picture

VERMONT WILL BE FOREVER INSIGNIFICANT. 

C'mon, let's not get too full of ourselves. Are you dissing Vermont while you reach for Vermont's Ben & Jerry's ice cream? 

If the main focus of your life is football (rather than say, downhill or cross-country skiing), then you may prefer Ohio. But the folks in Vermont love their state too. And with cable and satellite TV, one can sit for 12 hours watching sports there too.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

Two words: Sausage Gravy

keep_it_down's picture

I started to read the article but got hungry and ordered a pizza online instead.

Defending the boarder