Shock News : Top Cycling State Is Also The Thinnest

The bike trails here in Fort Collins are packed with commuters, and we are also the thinnest state.

By contrast, in Columbia, Maryland I spent 2-3 hours a day on high quality dedicated bike trails, and maybe saw a dozen other cyclists over a period of six months.

 

Obesity and Overweight for Professionals: Data and Statistics: Adult Obesity – DNPAO – CDC

Mississippi fattest, Colorado thinnest in new federal obesity statistics

Ready for this one? Americans are fat. More accurate, Americans are still fat.

The federal government released its “obesity map” on Monday, outlining the rates of obesity and how rates in the states compare. Colorado gets the svelte bragging rights, with 20.7% of its adults obese. At the other end of the scale is Mississippi, with a rate of 34.9%.

Mississippi fattest, Colorado thinnest in new federal obesity statistics – latimes.com

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6 Responses to Shock News : Top Cycling State Is Also The Thinnest

  1. johnmcguire says:

    Down in Mississippi they fry everything , even their dessert. 🙂

  2. gator69 says:

    Mississippi is a miserable state. I have to drive to Florida several times each year, and try to change up my commute from time to time. I have been making this pilgrimage for two decades now, and only once did I try crossing Mississippi, never again. It makes Nebraska look like a paradise.

    • johnmcguire says:

      Haha gator , There are a lot of farmers and ranchers that think Nebraska is like paradise. I don’t know about Mississippi though . I met a taxidermist from there once and he did speak a form of english .

  3. Andy DC says:

    One of my best friends is from Mississippi. He got over it.

  4. Bob Johnston says:

    If you think the science behind CAGW is bad, you should look into nutritional science from the past 40 years (it’s seriously godawful). As a dedicated low-carb guy I feel pretty confident that obesity is going up simply because we’re trending away from eating fat and replacing it with carbs.

    And I also feel pretty confident that people aren’t obese because they’re fat and lazy, they’re fat and lazy because they’re obese (due to a diet heavy in carbs). So I would guess that Colorado attracts people who are either still eating a decent amount of fat and not a lot of sugar or it attracts a lot of people who can metabolize sugar better than most. People in Colorado are active because they are thin, not because they have better will power than people in Mississippi.

  5. Sundance says:

    I was recently gifted a classic 1976 Sears Free Spirit 10 speed in desperate need of repair. I fixed it up and have been cycling for just under 3 months. It’s like meditation on wheels for me.

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