03/04/2015 by | 3 Comments
At Fitbit we’re all about a little friendly competition, so we were curious to see how the step counts of the 50 states stack up against each other, particularly during the hottest and coldest months of the year.
So we made a map that shows each state’s average step count in both winter and summer. It’s interesting to see who the top steppers are, and how that changes season to season. Here’s what we found:
- New Yorkers don’t mind a little (or a lot) of snow: they’re the top steppers all year long!
- California and Hawaii take full advantage of their warm winters by being some of the top steppers for the colder half of the year.
- Minnesota braves the winter months in spite of sub-freezing temperatures.
- Arizona takes top honors for consistency. Their summer/winter difference is only 26 steps!
If you’re still braving the cold and looking to step it up, check out our cold weather training tips. And let us know how you stay fit when bad weather hits by using the hashtag #NoExcusesFit!