Below is chart of obesity by State from 2003 to 2015 in the United States. Yellow means fat. What should be startling is that the dark black is still 20%. Colorado and DC are the more fit states while the Southeast is scary.
I’ve had this post in my back pocket for a bit but this chart was the icing on the cake. I can’t quantify it, but when I look around the 1 mile radius that I live in, I’d guess 85% of the people are overweight. Being in shape now a days is a rarity. I can’t tell if people take health less seriously or it’s straight up laziness. A few factors to consider:
- Income level – People with less money eat unhealthy foods which in turn makes them fatter, quicker. Think fast food.
- America – The portion sizes in the US are huge. After scrolling through the comments, serving sizes in America are 2x as big as Europe.
- Exercise – Or lack there of. This can also go hand in hand with a general apathetic attitude towards staying fit.
- Personally – I don’t eat healthy but I also exercise almost daily. If you are going to drink 20 beers a week and never eat a vegetable, you have to balance that out with some sort of exercise. It’s not that hard to do so and keeps you feeling better about yourself.