No. 16 Laziest State: Maine

Getty Images

No. 16 Laziest State: Maine


Time sleeping: 8 hours, 50 minutes
Time watching TV: 2 hours, 34 minutes
Time relaxing and thinking: 14 minutes
Time socializing: 41 minutes
Time working (averaged over total population ages 15 and older): 3 hours, 22 minutes
Median age: 41.5
Obesity ranking: No. 29 (25.8 percent), tied with Arizona

Maine offers a wealth of outdoor recreation both along the coast and in its inland forests, including opportunities to hike, kayak, and mountain bike. Yet residents spend more time than most doing sedentary activities (perhaps it is the low temperatures during the winter). America's oldest state, with a median age of 41.5, ranked second for time spent playing games, such as board games, cards, puzzles, and computer games. Maine residents also spend the most time using the computer and surfing the Internet for leisure.