The Most Obese Cities

Gallup looks at the body mass index of American cities to see which metro areas are the most overweight. Flint, Michigan and Stockton, California come out on top.
March 3, 2010, 9am PST | Tim Halbur
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From the Gallup website: "In addition to monitoring healthy behaviors, the Gallup-Healthways daily tracking includes measures of access to several conditions important to a healthy lifestyle: accessibility of fresh fruits and vegetables, having a safe place to exercise, having enough money to buy food, and having health insurance.

Eight of the 10 most obese areas rank in the bottom two-thirds of all places measured in terms of easy access to fruits and vegetables and nine rank in the bottom two-thirds for having a safe place to exercise."

Poverty is also a significant factor for these cities.

Thanks to Richard Florida

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Published on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 in Gallup
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