We all know that staying active is important for our health and well-being. But let's face it, some states in America seem to have taken laziness to a whole new level.

TotalShape.com put out a list of the laziest states in the US (based on America's Health Rankings) and the results are both surprising and hilarious.kl

Alabama (#1): Taking Laziness to the Top

Topping the list of the laziest states is Alabama, where a staggering 31.5% of adults reported doing no physical activity or exercise other than their regular job in the past 30 days. Congrats to Alabama, the state that has perfected the art of relaxation.

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Mississippi (#2): Close, but Not Quite There

Coming in at a close second is Mississippi, with a percentage of 30.9% of adults being physically inactive. Maybe the sunny weather and laid-back lifestyle in the Magnolia State are to blame for their lack of motivation to hit the gym.

Arkansas (#3): Slacking Off with Style

Taking the third spot is Arkansas, where 30.6% of adults admit to being couch potatoes. It's no wonder they call it the Natural State – their natural inclination seems to be toward laziness.

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West Virginia and Kentucky (#4): Tied in Laziness

West Virginia and Kentucky tied for fourth place, both with 30.5% of adults reporting no physical activity, proving these states may have perfected the balance between relaxation and lethargy.

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Louisiana (#5): Living Life in the Slow Lane

Rounding out the top five is Louisiana, with an overall percentage of 29.4% of adults being physically inactive. They say good things come to those who wait, and it seems like the people of Louisiana are taking that motto to heart.

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Illinois: Laziness in the Heartland?

Illinois has landed on the list of lazy states, at #8. With 27.2% of adults reporting no physical activity other than their regular job, it seems like the Land of Lincoln has a fair share of leisure enthusiasts.

Whether it's deep-dish pizza or binge-watching their favorite TV shows, the people of Illinois know how to take it easy.

States with the highest % of adults who reported doing no physical activity/exercise in the past 30 days

10. Ohio (25.9%)

9. Maine (26.5%)

8. Illinois, Delaware (27.2%)

7. Oklahoma (28.3%)

6. Tennessee (28.7%)

5. Louisiana (29.4%)

4. West Virginia, Kentucky (30.5%)

3. Arkansas (30.6%)

2. Mississippi (30.9%)

1. Alabama (31.5%)

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