The Happiest and the Fattest

WalletHub just released their findings of the 100 fattest cities in America.  The top 20 are all in the South!  Actually, 24 out of the top 25 cities are in the South and that’s just disgusting.

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The winner of the fattest city in America is Jackson, Mississippi and the state that came in at the bottom of the list is Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue, Washington.

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Recent findings from the article

If you want to read the entire article, you can read it here.  It’s very interesting.

WalletHub also did a study on the happiest places to live and I compared the two to see if weight had anything to do with the results.  You’ll have to see for yourself but the suicide rate was alarming.

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I wish they would have included weather in the study because I think weather could be a factor as well, don’t you?

Go read those two articles, seriously.  Good stuff and full of information.  Of course maybe it’s just me because I love all things statistical but I was entertained for at least an hour this morning.

What do you think is one of the biggest reasons Americans are so overweight?  I’m not going to win any popularity points for this one but I’m gonna go ahead and say it, we’re lazy and a lot of us eat shitty.

 

One thought on “The Happiest and the Fattest

  1. Yep, we move less and we eat shitty. And by shitty I mean “fake food”. I am not against red meat, real butter (NO margarine), even milk if you can handle it (I can’t…). What I am against is food that comes out of a package (no, I don’t mean oats or brown rice or stuff like that). You know they pay scientists a lot of $$ to create food combos that are seriously addicting. It’s very sad to me. Not that my area in Colorado is totally fit and healthy but I am surrounded by those that lead a very active lifestyle. It’s a priority for a lot of people here and I love it!

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