Thursday, March 18, 2010

Good Health Habits the Norm in Slimmest U.S. Metro Areas [charts]

“America's 10 least obese metro areas boast an average obesity rate of 18.7% -- 15.1 percentage points lower than that of the nation's 10 most obese places and significantly better than the national average. Fort Collins/Loveland, Colo., has the lowest obesity rate of any metropolitan area in the country, at 16.0%, followed closely by Boulder, Colo., at 16.6%. Four Colorado metro areas rank among the 10 least obese places, as do four areas in California. Gallup calculates Body Mass Index (BMI) results using respondents' self-reported height and weight. Americans with a BMI of 30 or above are...

http://www.gallup.com/poll/126362/Good-Health-Habits-Norm-Slimmest-Metro-Areas.aspx#1