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View Poll Results: Chicago - Land of the Fatties?
Yes, it seems more than an average amount of people here are overweight to obese compared to other cities I've lived and visited 9 31.03%
No, there are just as many, if not more fit and health-conscious people here along with the usual amount of obese people found in any city 20 68.97%
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:03 AM
 
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It depends on the neighborhood, obviously.

Chicago is a fatter-than-average city and metropolitan area (compared to the other major U.S. metropolitan areas) and is definitely fatter than, say, SF, LA, NYC, or Boston, but the very affluent parts will obviously be mostly healthy, slim people.
Question -out of curiosity what is considered fat?
BTW, when I went to southern California 15 years ago, I was a size 5 & got some remarks
that I was overweight (fat according to their standards).
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:15 PM
 
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From downtown all the way up to Lakeview, I never see any overweight people. Its actually rare and the only time I do is for cubs games when all the outsiders come in. I don't know what people are talking about when they say Chicago is fat? Maybe the ****ty areas? Even there, I don't notice many fat people. The minute I go to a suburb or back to Indiana is when I notice fat people and realize how in shape chicago residents are.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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From downtown all the way up to Lakeview, I never see any overweight people. Its actually rare and the only time I do is for cubs games when all the outsiders come in. I don't know what people are talking about when they say Chicago is fat? Maybe the ****ty areas? Even there, I don't notice many fat people. The minute I go to a suburb or back to Indiana is when I notice fat people and realize how in shape chicago residents are.
Here's a study about obesity. Note that our black poor population is much more likely to be obese than any other demographic. Children are becoming more and more obese too, so perhaps that should be a target for those who want to improve health.

How Healthy is Your Chicago Neighborhood?: Northwestern University News
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:44 AM
 
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Chicago's population gets trimmed of fat people almost daily, it's hard to survive if you can't outrun someone with a gun.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:09 AM
 
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Totally depends on where you are. Most of the areas I hang are from the South Loop up through downtown (work) and then up along the north side lakefront. I hardly ever see many obese people. My parents park way out in the suburbs and take the metra in when they visit and my dad will say "god, there's so many fat people in Chicago". I'm confused where he's coming from, but then think maybe he just sees all the fat tourists downtown (there's a LOT) and heavier people who take the metra from the burbs.

Chicago is a very compartmentalized place, a city of distinct neighborhoods. There are neighborhoods where you have a ton of obesity, and others where people are obsessed with fitness, working out and heating healthy.
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