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Old 09-17-2019, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Houston for Living/Los Angeles for Work
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Obesity follows poverty.

Its so much cheaper to out poorly than to eat healthy in this country.
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:44 PM
Status: "South Carolina: real home of the confederacy" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Seattle
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I remember skiing at a little Colorado ski area called Monarch on the continental divide. I happened to be there during Texas spring break. The parking lot was filled with white church vans towing cargo trailers. The deck to the little base lodge had all these families squatting at tables with huge coolers. White bread. Miracle Whip. Bologna. Processed American Cheese Food. Chips. Soda. Twinkies. I felt like I was on the movie set for a ski sequel to Footloose except everybody was plus sized including the pudgy version of Chris Penn in the Carharts and cowboy hat.
Not sure if serious, but I laughed.

Here's another:

https://americanfitnessindex.org/ Chicago does surpisingly well given the great food they have there.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:08 PM
 
Location: South to West
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I'm not surprised the South & Midwest have the highest obesity rates. My family suffers from poor health (though not obesity, a shocker) yet every family get together involves macaroni and cheese, fried chicken or ham, potato salad with regular - not light - mayonnaise, sodas (not diet, either), and some type of greens seasoned with bacon fat. I never touch the stuff other than the mac and cheese, but I only eat it once or twice a year.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:21 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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New Yorkers walk everywhere
Good point no doubt, and in my opinion another factor that could make a difference is sociological. In New York and other image conscious large metro areas, I would hypothesize that there is more social pressure to maintain a weight within acceptable ranges than there is in parts of the rural south (though that region isn't as monolithic as some people may think).
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:24 PM
Status: "South Carolina: real home of the confederacy" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Seattle
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Good point no doubt, and in my opinion another factor that could make a difference is sociological. In New York and other image conscious large metro areas, I would hypothesize that there is more social pressure to maintain a weight within acceptable ranges than there is in parts of the rural south (though that region isn't as monolithic as some people may think).
All true. Most of the alleged obese cities aren't big on public transportation.
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:17 PM
 
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https://wallethub.com/edu/healthiest-cities/31072/

THE FULL LIST FROM LINK just top 50:

1 San Francisco, CA
2 Seattle, WA
3 San Diego, CA
4 Portland ,OR
5 Washington, DC
6 New York, NY
7 Denver, CO
8 Honolulu, HI
9 Scottsdale, AZ
10 Irvine, CA
11 Burlington,
12 Minneapolis,
13 Los Angeles, CA
14 Austin, TX
15 Chicago, IL
16 Huntington Beach, CA
17 Salt Lake City, UT
18 Fremont, CA
19 Atlanta, GA
20 Boston, MA
21 San Jose, CA
22 Glendale, CA
23 Raleigh, NC
24 Santa Clarita, CA
25 Portland, ME
26 Lincoln, NE
27 Philadelphia, PA
28 Virginia Beach, VA
249 Pittsburgh, PA
30 Orlando, FL 54.
31 Madison, WI
32 Tampa, FL
33 Overland Park, KS
34 Oakland, CA
35 Long Beach, CA
36 Boise, ID 53.37
37 Fort Lauderdale, FL
38 Peoria, AZ
39 Miami, FL
40 Sacramento, CA
41 Santa Rosa, CA
42 Las Vegas, NV
43 Plano, TX
44 St. Paul, MN
45 Sioux Falls, SD
46 Tempe, AZ
47 Oceanside, CA
48 Garden Grove, CA
49 Vancouver, WA
50 St. Louis, MO
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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What an odd coincidence, that the healthiest cities are the ones where the most people can afford good comprehensive health insurance.
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Old Yesterday, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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What an odd coincidence, that the healthiest cities are the ones where the most people can afford good comprehensive health insurance.
My area is poorer than average with lower than average medical insurance rates. With no insurance, people can't get chronic conditions treated well. They show up in the ED for something that, if they had insurance, would be treatable by a regular physician, but I guess that's neither here nor there.

I work in a working class town in southern Appalachia. The local diet is just awful. A lot of meats are fried. Vegetables are notoriously overcooked. Green beans that should have snap get cooked down to something mushy like baby food. When veggies are cooked like that, they lose a lot of nutrition. Local restaurants have few healthy options, and even the grocery stores have far fewer healthy choices than they did when I lived in healthier areas.
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Old Yesterday, 08:17 AM
 
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https://wallethub.com/edu/healthiest-cities/31072/

THE FULL LIST FROM LINK just top 50:

1 San Francisco, CA
2 Seattle, WA
3 San Diego, CA
4 Portland ,OR
5 Washington, DC
6 New York, NY
7 Denver, CO
8 Honolulu, HI
9 Scottsdale, AZ
10 Irvine, CA
11 Burlington,
12 Minneapolis,
13 Los Angeles, CA
14 Austin, TX
15 Chicago, IL
16 Huntington Beach, CA
17 Salt Lake City, UT
18 Fremont, CA
19 Atlanta, GA
20 Boston, MA
21 San Jose, CA
22 Glendale, CA
23 Raleigh, NC
24 Santa Clarita, CA
25 Portland, ME
26 Lincoln, NE
27 Philadelphia, PA
28 Virginia Beach, VA
249 Pittsburgh, PA
30 Orlando, FL 54.
31 Madison, WI
32 Tampa, FL
33 Overland Park, KS
34 Oakland, CA
35 Long Beach, CA
36 Boise, ID 53.37
37 Fort Lauderdale, FL
38 Peoria, AZ
39 Miami, FL
40 Sacramento, CA
41 Santa Rosa, CA
42 Las Vegas, NV
43 Plano, TX
44 St. Paul, MN
45 Sioux Falls, SD
46 Tempe, AZ
47 Oceanside, CA
48 Garden Grove, CA
49 Vancouver, WA
50 St. Louis, MO
The spread between Minneapolis and St. Paul is alarming
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Old Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Status: "South Carolina: real home of the confederacy" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Seattle
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The spread between Minneapolis and St. Paul is alarming
Which is likely bs. I posted another link and theyíre both in top ten
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