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Old 05-01-2016, 01:31 PM
 
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I bet that if you drew the borders of LA to exclude the east side it would rocket up the rankings
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Old 05-01-2016, 03:44 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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They didn't even include Boulder, CO on that list, so I'm automatically suspicious. I'm pretty sure Boulder would be the fittest.

Also, keep in mind that while that list might be looking at cities with lowest obesity and overweight rates, does not mean you'll see a land full of toned beach bodies. People can still be "normal weight" and have a lot of flab on them or even look fat.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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It's the transplants.
Exactly. Heart transplants. People getting rid of their old, cholesterol clogged hearts and being forced to live healthier with the new ones. It's science.
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Old 05-05-2016, 03:55 PM
 
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I bet that if you drew the borders of LA to exclude the east side it would rocket up the rankings
I take these rankings with a grain of salt. They include entire metropolitan areas and don't tell the full story of specific cities or neighborhoods of specific cities. It cites Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth as being the 15th fattest metro, which has about 7 million people (lots of transplants) living there. It's a massively sprawling metro. As someone who is a fitness enthusiast and lives in Uptown Dallas, I can tell you there's cultural differences between neighborhoods and cities in the same metro. Trying to paint an entire metro with a broad brush doesn't tell you the whole story. The young professional culture of Uptown Dallas is vastly different than the impoverished food desert of Southern Dallas or even Arlington for that matter. The walkability, food options, demographics, outdoor options, and access to fitness facilities and health care can vary significantly even within the same city! If you can't find a critical mass of health conscious people in a metro of 7 million, the problem is you and your ignorance, not the metro.
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Old 05-05-2016, 04:10 PM
 
Location: New England
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I take these rankings with a grain of salt. They include entire metropolitan areas and don't tell the full story of specific cities or neighborhoods of specific cities. It cites Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth as being the 15th fattest metro, which has about 7 million people (lots of transplants) living there. It's a massively sprawling metro. As someone who is a fitness enthusiast and lives in Uptown Dallas, I can tell you there's cultural differences between neighborhoods and cities in the same metro. Trying to paint an entire metro with a broad brush doesn't tell you the whole story. The young professional culture of Uptown Dallas is vastly different than the impoverished food desert of Southern Dallas or even Arlington for that matter. The walkability, food options, demographics, outdoor options, and access to fitness facilities and health care can vary significantly even within the same city! If you can't find a critical mass of health conscious people in a metro of 7 million, the problem is you and your ignorance, not the metro.
True. This study basically tries to stereotype entire metro areas. Southern states tend to do bad because their stereotypical diet consists of lots of butter, fat, and fried foods. The study confirms this to be partically true. However there are plenty of fat parts of cities that ranked the best in this survey.

I would be interested to see how these obesity statistics correlate to the amount of fast food establishments in these areas. One thing I noticed when I visited down south was how many unhealthy chain restaurants there were. I didn't see many of the healthier chain restaurants that are common where i'm from, like panera bread, chiptole, or Starbucks.
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Old 05-05-2016, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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you can gain weight eating a variety of foods. Italan food and pizza is very high calorie. I'm not sure why fried is the single focus. The most popular fried food is french fries, and that can't be said to be 'southern'. most everybody eats french fries.
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Old 05-05-2016, 04:38 PM
 
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Looks like western cities are dominating the rankings in terms of the least obese metros.
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Old 05-05-2016, 06:29 PM
 
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this was from that survey?

the cities with highest percentage of overweight adults. Miami has high percentage of overweight adults?

1. anchorage
2.Asheville
3. bridgeport stamford connecticut
4. Miami
5.new haven ct

the five cities with lowest percentage of overweight adults

fort wayne indiana
mcallen texas
dayton ohio
provo utah
ogden itah
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