When it comes to the US states with the highest levels of obesity and the least amount of time spent on exercise, the majority falls in the south.
In an analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), West Virginia turned out to be the nation's most obese state, with obesity maturity of 38 percent.
Experts say it's not surprising, since Mountain State has one of the highest rates of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity-related cancers. Protecting consumers.
West Virginia was closely followed by Mississippi, Oklahoma, Iowa and Alabama.
Meanwhile, Colorado led the pack as the state with the least amount of adult obesity at a speed of nearly 23 percent.
The District of Columbia and the western states of Hawaii, California and Utah rounded off the top five.
The analysis also looked at lack of exercise and found Kentucky as the state with the most & # 39; couch potatoes & # 39 ;.
Nearly 35 percent of adults reported performing a nuo exercise – nearly double the amount in Washington, the state where adults work the most.
West Virginia turned out to be the most obese state in the US with a percentage of adult obesity of 38.1%, while Colorado was the least obese state with a percentage of 22.6%
TOP 10 MOST OBESE STATES …
1. West Virginia
10. South Carolina
… AND THE 10 MINUTE OBESE STATES
2. District of Columbia
7. New York
data came from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a survey conducted by telephone by the CDC and national health departments.
In addition to having the highest prevalence of obesity, West Virginia also led the nation to the percentage of adults with diabetes at 15.2.
West Virginia had the highest death rate for drug overdose overdose in 2015 and was named in a Wallet hub study as the least fortunate state in America.
Mississippi, which came in as the second heaviest state, has the lowest life expectancy in the US, according to 24/7 Wall Street.
Obesity is known as a risk factor for various chronic health problems, including type 2 diabetes, strokes, heart attacks and even certain types of cancer.
Health officials say that tackling the obesity epidemic will not only lead to better health outcomes, but will also reduce medical costs.
In 2012, a study At Cornell University in New York, obesity accounted for approximately 21 percent of the total US healthcare costs, approximately $ 190.2 billion a year.
And a 2006 study discovered that obese people spent an average of $ 1,400 extra on medical expenses than people with normal weights.
Colorado did relatively well with an obesity of only 22.6 percent, while residents enjoyed outdoor activities such as cycling and walking, as well as eating minimally processed food, reported Mind Body Green.
Hawaii, which came in third place for the lowest levels of obesity, also has the highest life expectancy.
According to Consumer Protect, Hawaiians live about 6.5 years longer than Mississippians.
The analysis also looked at the states where Americans get the least amount of exercise.
Kentucky was the first to arrive with 34.4 percent of adults not training at all. Closely related were Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
TIME points out that these states do not have public transportation, so people can go to the gym and it is often too hot to train outside most of the year.
Washington was crowned the state where adults exercise the most – with only 19.2 percent no exercise, followed by Colorado, California, Alaska, and Utah.
As expected, all five states are home to national parks, forests, and mountains that provide numerous outdoor activities.
Studies have shown that performing no exercises increases the risk of heart disease, heat attacks, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure and – of course – being overweight.
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