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Old 05-05-2010, 05:37 PM
 
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Ive' NEVER read a post on here saying NYC is fat. Detroit is the fattest city in the US though, followed by Austin, Everything is bigger in Texas right?!
Austin being an outdoor and great weather city helps with people running and walking all the time.
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:09 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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I've seen Houston and Sugar Land, TX (suburb) on fittest city lists.

CDC data I've seen had San Antonio as the only TX city toward the top. Dallas nowhere near the top.

Something's wrong.

And yes, the Texas-bashing in these stupid articles by writers who have probably never set foot in the state is getting very tired and cliche.
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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To my knowledge the two fattest large US cities are Houston and Detroit.
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:15 PM
 
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I would add "car culture" (drive through banks, mc donalds, pharmacies) to that list. Walking is very basic and simple excersise and there is no way to like New York if you don't like walking.
It seems like a lot of rural areas, which requires more driving, seem to have a high obesity rate also.
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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I guess NYC isn't fat like so many on here like to believe
Maybe because it made this fattest cities list.

But like I've said before, most of these lists from the pop-culture so-called news sources have some degree of bogus.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Maybe because it made this fattest cities list.

But like I've said before, most of these lists from the pop-culture so-called news sources have some degree of bogus.

Well, apparently not anymore. In the last 2 years, the city has banned trans-fats and salt; whereas the south just increases those 2 ingredients
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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And yes, the Texas-bashing in these stupid articles by writers who have probably never set foot in the state is getting very tired and cliche.

No, they're just speaking the truth
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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Thats funny how people think that the people in suburbs exercise less. Just cause people walk to work (which is a small fraction of the US populartion) doesn't mean they are healthier. I live in the suburbs and I see tons of people jogging mornings and evenings before and after work, the gyms are always crowded, and tennis courts basket ball courts etc are always in use.

There are people who can live in Manhattan and ride the subway everywhere and walk short distances to where they need to go since everythings close, and not exercise at all.

And this has nothing to do with suburbs vs city living, but since when did expensive food = healthier food?

btw plain old walking is not considered exercise to me.. I walk a lot throughout the day, and I still exercise.
In a lot of areas the cheapest food available is the least healthy. Fast food, heavily processed junk food, etc., is often cheaper than fresh produce and vegetables. And in some of the most impoverished areas its even worse, as those residents don't always have supermarkets and have to depend on either overpriced junk-filled convenience stores or make a long trek to get to a store elsewhere.

As to walking, I think most people who walk don't consider it exercise. That's part of what makes it so much easier to fit it in when you live in a neighborhood that encourages it. It's just part of your daily routine and you burn off calories without even thinking about it. That doesn't mean people who walk a lot don't also go to the gym or go jogging, or that people who live in even the most pedestrian-unfriendly suburbs don't exercise. I admit it, I can be lazy -- I'd burn a lot less calories every day if I was forced to make an actual formal decision to haul myself to a gym or go on a jog every day. A two mile job or mindless stroll on a walking path would be boring. I think nothing of walking two miles on city streets to run errands, though. The environment certainly isn't everything, but it can definitely make it easier or harder for the less motivated among us to fit in physical activity.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:03 PM
 
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Well, apparently not anymore. In the last 2 years, the city has banned trans-fats and salt; whereas the south just increases those 2 ingredients
Do you have any statistics or sources to back up those claims?
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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The fattest cities are in the South.
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