Lazy Bones’ Lazy Hazy Days

Is Kentucky lazy? Yes, but not as lazy as Alabama (

Research has revealed the laziest states in the US, with Alabama coming out on top. The study by online fitness resource analyzed a study from America’s Health Rankings to see which states had the highest percentage of adults who reported doing no physical activity or exercise other than their regular job in the past 30 days.

Alabama topped the study with the highest % inactive adults, with 31.5%. Physical inactivity among those aged 65 and over in the state sits at 41.3%, more than ten percentage points higher than the national average of 31.2%. Inactivity of adults aged 45-64 also sits at 37.4%, 12 percentage points higher than the national average of 25.4% for that age group.

Coming in second is the state of Mississippi, which comes in with a percentage of 30.9%. 25% of adults aged between reported being physically inactive, with 35.6% of adults aged 45-64 and 36.2% of adults aged 65 and over-reporting the same.

The southern state of Arkansas takes third place on the list, with a percentage of 30.6%. 40% of adults aged over 65 reported physical inactivity, which is almost ten percentage points higher than the national average of 31.2%. 34.3% of adults aged 45-64 and 23% aged 18-44 also reported the same.

Tied for fourth place are the states of West Virginia and Kentucky, both coming in with a percentage of 30.5%. In West Virginia, 41% of adults over 65 reported physical inactivity, whereas 37.2% reported the same in Kentucky. Physical inactivity among adults aged 45-64 is around the same in both states, with West Virginia reporting 34.2% and Kentucky reporting 33.2%. When it comes to adults aged 18-44, West Virginia saw 20.6% of this age group report physical inactivity, and in Kentucky, this sits at 25.2%

Rounding out the top five is Louisiana, with an overall percentage of 29.4%. 40.5% of adults over 65 reported physical inactivity, and 30.1% of adults aged 45-64 reported the same thing. 23.6% of adults aged 18-44 also reported physical inactivity.


Source: America’s Health Rankings analysis of CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United Health Foundation,, accessed 2023.


27 thoughts on “Lazy Bones’ Lazy Hazy Days”

  1. something bothersome in that lazy state report is the doing no physical activity or exercise other than their regular job” brush-off.  that doesn’t take into account all those (example: construction workers)  who do hard physical labor day after day.   not exactly like our congresscritters who won’t even put in a full workweek on their job, but spend some of that time in their fancy outfitted gym & pool at the capitol. 

  2. I’m working hard to increase SC’s laziness factor.
    It’s the least I can do.

  3. I remember in the comic strip “L’il Abner” when somehow L’il Abner wound up somewhere that he was indoctrinated into industriousness and productivity but it somehow didn’t end well and he was soon back in Dogpatch where Mammy and Pappy had to teach him how to be lazy again.   This is the one part I really remember:   A fly lit on his nose and he was about to swat it off when Pappy caught him and told him not to swat the fly but to wait for winter when it would fall off on its own.

  4. Alabama also might just have the most racist senator.

    Tommy Tuberville: ““The COVID really brought it out how bad our schools are and how bad our teachers are, in the inner city. Most of them in the inner city, I don’t know how they got degrees. I don’t know whether they can read and write. And they want a raise. They want less time to work, less time in school.It’s just, we’ve ruined work ethic in this country. We don’t work at it anymore. We push an easy life.”

  5. yeah…  what is it with the southern states…
    today’s meme…

  6. Book of the Day:  HOW THE SOUTH WON THE CIVIL WAR, by Dr Heather Cox Richardson.

    While the North prevailed in the Civil War, ending slavery and giving the country a “new birth of freedom,” Heather Cox Richardson argues in this provocative work that democracy’s blood-soaked victory was ephemeral. The system that had sustained the defeated South moved westward and there established a foothold. It was a natural fit. Settlers from the East had for decades been pushing into the West, where the seizure of Mexican lands at the end of the Mexican-American War and treatment of Native Americans cemented racial hierarchies. The South and West equally depended on extractive industries-cotton in the former and mining, cattle, and oil in the latter-giving rise a new birth of white male oligarchy, despite the guarantees provided by the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, and the economic opportunities afforded by expansion. To reveal why this happened, How the South Won the Civil War traces the story of the American paradox, the competing claims of equality and subordination woven into the nation’s fabric and identity. At the nation’s founding, it was the Eastern “yeoman farmer” who galvanized and symbolized the American Revolution. After the Civil War, that mantle was assumed by the Western cowboy, singlehandedly defending his land against barbarians and savages as well as from a rapacious government. New states entered the Union in the late nineteenth century and western and southern leaders found yet more common ground. As resources and people streamed into the West during the New Deal and World War II, the region’s influence grew. “Movement Conservatives,” led by westerners Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan, claimed to embody cowboy individualism and worked with Dixiecrats to embrace the ideology of the Confederacy.Richardson’s searing book seizes upon the soul of the country and its ongoing struggle to provide equal opportunity to all. Debunking the myth that the Civil War released the nation from the grip of oligarchy, expunging the sins of the Founding, it reveals how and why the Old South not only survived in the West, but thrived.

    Probably banned in Miami.

  7. What’s the argument against saying every Federal discretionary program cut its budget 5%. That would save 50 billion dollars per year, and you wouldnt have to touch Social Security, Medicare.

  8. Hell hath no fury like a middle-aged white voter without a college degree scorned, except for their even dumber kids


    “The parent behind Amanda Gorman’s poem ban in a Florida school appears to have attended Proud Boys rallies and has previously posted antisemitic memes online.”

    “In a series of screenshots tweeted by the group Miami Against Fascism, Salinas appears to be photographed in several Proud Boys events. In one photo, Salinas appears to be standing next to Enrique Tarrio, the far-right group’s neo-fascist leader who was found guilty of seditious conspiracy last month. “Freedom to choose,” said Salinas’s T-shirt.”

    Freedom to choose, you say?

    “Miami Against Fascism also posted pictures of Salinas’s apparent involvement with CCDF, also known as County Citizens Defending Freedom USA, a controversial Christian nationalist organization.”

    “Salinas also told JTA that she was not a member of either the Proud Boys or Moms For Liberty and said he had just been in attendance at protests when they were present.
    Salinas went on to confess that she did not read the full text of Protocols beyond the word “communism”.

    “I see the word ‘communism’, and I think it’s something about communism,” she told JTA, adding, “I didn’t read the words.”

    “They have to read for me because I’m not an expert,” Salinas told JTA. “I’m not a reader. I’m not a book person. I’m a mom involved in my children’s education.”

    Too much involvement for her to just be stupid, IMO. She sure seems like a liar, as well as being stupid.

  10. Weaponized stupidity.   Haha……next she’ll tell you that she knows what “communism” means.


    “Ron DeSantis on Friday appeared to defend a woman who got Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem The Hill We Climb removed from a Miami school, even though she has attended events alongside white supremacist and far-right groups.”

    “They don’t want the parents involved in education because they view you as an impediment to their ideological agenda,” DeSantis told the Florida parent educators association homeschool convention in Orlando.”

    “They view you as an impediment to their ability to indoctrinate kids with their beliefs and their agendas. I’m sorry, I choose our beliefs as parents over the beliefs of the ideological left.”

    That’s rich. Republicans are perfectly fine trying to indoctrinate kids with the Ten Commandments and pledging allegiance to God every morning, and whitewashing history.

    I wonder what the average IQ was at the homeschooling convention?

    ps – One parent should not decide for all kids.

  12. Tuberville from Tater Town
    he tried to make a statement sound
    as if it were a bit profound
    when really it was found to be
    the nattering of a hillbillee.


    “The House voted 121-23 to suspend the attorney general and refer him to the Senate for trial on charges of bribery, abuse of office and obstruction.”

    “Defying a last-minute appeal by former President Donald Trump, the Texas House voted overwhelmingly Saturday to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton, temporarily removing him from office over allegations of misconduct that included bribery and abuse of office.”

    “The vote to adopt the 20 articles of impeachment was 121-23.”

    Paxton’s impeachment is the sundae, and here’s the cherry on top: TX Republicans defying a request from tRUMPsky. Here’s hoping the Senate follows suit.

  14. Why do Republicans want to take away school lunches, SNAP, help for veterans, and Social Security, while insisting on protecting tax cuts for the wealthy?  Hmm.   The campaign ads write themselves. 

  15. Sturgeone – oh yeah, he must have done a dirty to a whole bunch of them Texas legislators (they are not known for the cleanest of clean things).  Dumping him off now is curious, but, who cares about the timing.  gqp mucking gqp is fine at anytime.

    From what little I understand about Texas politics is that the trial goes to the Texas senate, but the senate is out of session for two more years, effectively leaving Paxie to limbo until the next election.


    “KANDISS TAYLOR, A recently elected GOP District Chair in Georgia, would like to know why Big Globe won’t stop shoving round-Earth propaganda down our throats.”

    “…on her “Jesus, Guns, and Babies” podcast, Taylor and her guests discussed biblical “evidence” that the Earth is actually flat as a pancake.”

    “Everywhere there’s globes. You see them all the time, it’s constant. My children will be like ‘Mama, globe, globe, globe, globe’ — they’re everywhere.”

    “That’s what they do, to brainwash,” she added. “For me if it’s not a conspiracy. If it is real, why are you pushing so hard everywhere I go? Every store, you buy a globe, there’s globes everywhere. Every movie, every TV show, news media — why? More and more I’m like, it doesn’t make sense.”

    “Taylor implemented the Trumpian playbook after her own failed 2022 bid for Georgia’s governorship. Despite only winning 3.7 percent of the vote in the Republican primary compared to Gov. Brian Kemp’s 73.7 percent, Taylor refused to concede her election loss, claiming the race had been “rigged.” No such claims were made after her successful run for GOP Chair of Georgia’s 1st District in April.”

    OMG and good night.

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