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Old 01-15-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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Your surprised that LA, Miami are on the fat list??? Those cities are NOT what you see on the TV media. I see way more fit people in Houston than I ever saw in those 2 cities.
Granted I've never been to Miami, having lived in SoCal, I have to say that they are very fit. In terms of the lower income areas of LA, I don't know, maybe since they tend to be obese they pull down LA's ranking. Go to LA's West side and trying to find obese people is like looking for Waldo in "Where's Waldo."
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Another list making no sense. Miami as the fattest city?? Maybe I missed that on my visits.
How many people have "noticed" on their "visits" to Canada that the obesity rate there is less than half of what it is in the USA? Would you actually notice, in a Canadian supermarket, that only one person out of 7 is obese, instead of the one out of 3 that you are accustomed to seeing in the USA?

I'd like to see the metrics used in this moronic puff-piece. I bet they slit open the CDC press release and got obesity rates for all cities, and assumed that people who are not fat must be fit and people who are not fit must be fat. Have they looked at an NFL interior offensive lineman lately? Fit, or fat? Can't have it both ways. And then, they only counted 50 cities, which means Kansas City (25th fattest) is in a virtual tie with Pittsburgh (25th fittest).

This article looks like it written by an in-house intern at the magazine, given the assignment after lunch with a 4-pm deadline. The only research he did was to go to MapQuest and look up the distance between Miami and Salt Lake City.

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Old 01-15-2009, 04:06 PM
 
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Yeah, and people joke about the Milwaukee Tumor (beer belly) and how Wisconsin is very fat. Now all of a sudden MKE is one of the fittest cities? Then San Jose, San Diego, LA, and Miami are fat cities? WTF?
Milwaukee was tenth last year - they've slipped to eleventh. Believe it or not, everyone there is not fat.
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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Milwaukee was tenth last year - they've slipped to eleventh. Believe it or not, everyone there is not fat.
I don't know how they got the stereotype.
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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I don't know how they got the stereotype.
Probably because everyone thinks of beer and cheese when they think of Wisconsin.
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Houston
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It's nice to see that Houston is no longer the fattest city.
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Your surprised that LA, Miami are on the fat list??? Those cities are NOT what you see on the TV media. I see way more fit people in Houston than I ever saw in those 2 cities.
LA is #21 fattest.

Houston is #6 fattest.

If I remember correctly, Houston was #1 in a previous year.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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LA is #21 fattest.

Houston is #6 fattest.

If I remember correctly, Houston was #1 in a previous year.
And Miami is #1 so what is your point?
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Can't see how San Diego made the list of fattest cities, but I suppose it simply demonstrates the arbitrariness of these lists.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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The main thing is that you bought their magazine to read their statistics. The magazine has your money.
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