34 years in this business has taken me to some great places across this country. Rockford, IL, Aberdeen, SD, Stevens Point, WI, Kansas City, MO, Anchorage, AK, Dallas, TX, Enid, OK and now Fort Smith.
The most obese state in the country has almost double the proportion of plus-sized citizens than the least obese state, according to a new survey.
The newly-released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index shows
percent of its population being obese.
smaller than 20 percent, the report found. The
Obesity rates in each state were not statistically different in 2012 when compared with findings from 2011, with the exception of four states:
Obesity rates continued recent regional trends and were highest in Southern and Midwestern states and lowest in Western and Northeastern states.
The survey found the national obesity rate held steady at 26.2 percent in 2012, compared with 26.1 percent in 2011, but is still higher than the 2008
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