Monday, March 21, 2011

10 Most Overweight States

The Huffington Post released the top ten "fattest states" in the U.S.  The list starts with Mississippi and works its way through the south, finally ending with a tie between Michigan and South Dakota.  Two obvious factors that caused these states to land on this list are eating habits and sedentary lifestyles.  States with populations that generally embrace healthy, clean eating along with regular exercise won't find themselves on this list.  Places such as Seattle, Washington and Denver, Colorado which embrace outdoor activities and natural eating are great role models for other cities looking to "clean up" their act.

1. Mississippi
2. Louisiana
3. Tennessee
4. Kentucky
5. Oklahoma
6. West Virginia
7. Alabama
8. Arkansas
9. Missouri
10. TIE: Michigan and South Dakota

**Strange coincidence? 6 of these states also place on the top ten list of least number of library visits per capita...Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and West Virginia.

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