States where people walk the most
Fitness trackers can monitor how many steps are taken by the wearer every day, but they can also provide insightful information about aggregate behavior, including the states where people walk the most.
The makers of the popular device Fitbit have revealed that, according to their user data, walkers in New York state trump all other places in the winter and summer.
Their level of activity from the warmer to colder months declined by just over 12 percent--8807 versus 7734 average daily steps--despite a 39 degree decline in temperature.
This high rate is attributed to the dense population in New York City, which is home to many residents who do not own cars and must walk to work or public transportation regardless of outside weather.
The next most active states in the winter between January and March are California, Hawaii, Washington, D.C., and Minnesota.
In the summer, defined as July through September, the remaining top five are Minnesota, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.
Fitbit users in the south logged in the least amount of activity overall during the summer months, with Florida ranking last at 7340 average steps a day; the last-place winter state was West Virginia.
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