If there’s one thing we can count on as Nutmeggers, it is consistently being the least fat of all the fat Americans.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has long said that nearly a third of Americans are obese. The Trust report uses somewhat more conservative CDC surveys for a closer state-by-state look. Among the findings:
_Mississippi had the highest rate of adult obesity, 32.5 percent, for the fifth year in a row.
_Three additional states now have adult obesity rates above 30 percent, including Alabama, 31.2 percent; West Virginia, 31.1 percent; and Tennessee, 30.2 percent.
_Colorado had the lowest rate of obese adults, at 18.9 percent, followed by Massachusetts, 21.2 percent; and Connecticut, 21.3 percent.
These findings lead to one, completely unfounded conclusion. The rate of a state’s obesity is directly correlated to the rate of Subaru ownership and the amount of REI, EMS, and other ridiculous outdoor clothing and equipment bought by carabiner-using residents.
Also, who thinks the lady in the picture used with the article has recognized herself?