United States of Fat

The next time you’re out walking around your city, take a look around.  Do you notice a lot of bulging bellies and muffin tops?  If you call the South or Southeast home, chances are the answer is yes.

Men’s Health magazine is out with a list of the fattest cities in the U-S and most of the top ten is located somewhere south of the Mason Dixon line.  Five of the cities are in Texas.  Apparently everything, including the people, really are bigger in Texas.
The mag arrived at their rankings though a whole lot of math that took into account the percentage of people who are overweight, the percentage of people with type 2 diabetes, the percentage of people who don’t exercise, the money spent on junk food and the number of people who ate fast food nine or more times in a month.  (Like I said, a lot of math)

Here’s how it breaks down:
The Heaviest Cities:
1. Corpus Christi Texas
2. Charleston W.Va.
3. El Paso Texas
4. Dallas Texas
5. Memphis Tenn.
6. Kansas City Mo.
7. San Antonio Texas
8. Baltimore Md.
9. Houston Texas
10. Birmingham Ala.
And for every bad, there’s a good.  Here are the leanest cities:
1. San Francisco Calif.
2. Burlington Vermont
3. Washington, D.C.
4. Seattle Wash.
5. Austin Texas
6. Albuquerque N.M.
7. Portland Ore.
8. Cincinnati Ohio
9. Denver Colo.
10. Aurora Colo.

SOURCE:  America’s Fattest Cities


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