It’s been statistically proven that Americans are the fattest people in the world. With over 40% of the population aged 15 and up classified as obese, it’s a huge crisis that needs to be addressed. And yet, with all the fast-food readily available, GMOs in our food, and the general lack of having enough free time to get exercise, it’s no surprise that we’re here. Unfortunately, though, these extra pounds not only take a toll on our health, but also on the economy through productivity losses, health issues and rising medical costs.
But there are certain metropolitan areas of the country that tip the national scales in terms of bad health. To figure that out, Wallethub compared the 100 most populated U.S. metro areas across 19 key indicators of weight-related problems. amalgamated into 3 key dimensions: 1) Obesity & Overweight, 2) Health Consequences and 3) Food & Fitness.