Saturday, July 09, 2011

Mississippi vs. Colorado

Mississippi has the highest obesity rate while Colorado has the lowest. This little blurb reinforces a lot of well known things in regards to obesity stats, and even mentions how willpower alone is not enough to stay thin. I agree. Willpower combined with common sense on portion sizes, food selection and activity can keep a person fit. The scariest thing is that Colorado's obesity rate (just under 20%), would have been the highest of all states in 1995. That is 16 years ago.

1 comment:

E. Rekshun said...

I wonder if this has anything to do with it:

MS = 37% black
CO = 4% black

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html