New York, NY, March 27, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Research by one of America’s leading coupon code websites has found that Texans are the least active people in America; whilst people from New York state have been found to be the most active.
According to a study by CouponCodes4U of 6,310 people, just 16% of Texans meet the recommended American exercise guidelines of half-an-hour of moderate exercise, five times a week.
People from Alabama state were the next most unhealthy, with just 1 in 5 meeting national activity guidelines.
With reference to the 5 A Day for Better Health Government campaign, CouponCodes4U asked the respondents, “How many of your five fruit and vegetables do you think you consume a day?” a fifth, 18%, of Texans said they ate the recommended amount – compared to the healthiest eating state, Pennsylvania, where more than three fifths, 63%, admitted to eating the recommended amount.
Discount coupon website CouponCodes4U offer discount voucher codes on a huge variety of online purchases, including money off health and exercise products and services and were keen to explore the most active states with a view to improving their marketing.
71% of respondents agreed that eating healthily and keeping fit was more expensive than eating fast food and TV dinners.
Here is the top ten list of unhealthy states, by the percentage that admit they regularly meet minimum Government exercise guidelines:
1. Texas – 16%
2. Alabama – 19%
3. Oregon – 22%
4. Virginia – 23%
5. Illinois – 25%
6. Kansas – 26%
7. Idaho – 29%
8. Arizona – 32%
9. Nebraska – 32%
10. Tennessee – 35%
The three most active states in America included New York, California and Pennsylvania, from which 68%, 66% and 63% of the inhabitants admitted to meeting recommended exercise guidelines, respectively.
Here is the top ten list of healthy states, by the percentage that admit they regularly meet minimum Government exercise guidelines:
1. New York – 68%
2. California – 66%
3. Pennsylvania – 63%
4. North Carolina – 62%
5. Rhode Island – 59%
6. New Jersey – 57%
7. Indiana – 56%
8. Colorado – 54%
9. Maryland – 52%
10. Oklahoma – 51%
Mark Pearson, managing director of CouponCodes4U had the following to say,
“Government initiatives are fantastic, but perhaps not as deep-reaching as they need to be. People are leaving gyms, eating processed meals and fast food more regularly and generally becoming less active. It’s because, on the whole, people are saying that they can’t afford to eat healthily, or stay fit.
“With many gyms and health clubs offering corporate discounts, employers should do all they can to take advantage. The obesity epidemic in the West is showing no signs of slowing down, so if there’s any way our website can help people save money on staying healthy, we’d be happy to.”
CouponCodes4u officially launched in November 2009
In pre-launch beta testing, the site managed to amass a following of over 300,000 unique users a month, with no formal marketing in place. Over 15,000 retailers are listed on the site, all of which provide discount coupons, which are redeemable at online checkout.
CouponCodes4U has over 100,000 coupon codes, deals and discounts live on the site, and regularly generates over $1m in sales every month, all of which point to great success in the long run for the site.