More Americans Than Ever Are Fat


You may have gained a few pounds during this pandemic...staying home...eating more....or, you may have lost a few and gotten into better shape. Well, it looks like Americans should exercise more, because a new report says America’s obesity problem is worse than ever.

Trust for America's Health finds adult obesity rates in the U.S. are at 42.4% this year, the first time it’s ever passed 40%. Yikes.

Here are more facts:

The national obesity rate has increased 26% since 2008....and childhood obesity has also increased for children two to 19.

It's not the first time that the state with the most obese people is Mississippi, almost half the people who live there are overweight. The lowest obesity rate is in Colorado at 23%.

The fattest 12 states obesity rates over 35% include:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia

Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware are not in there, so that's good! There are so many exercise crazes out there, but get off the couch, take a walk, walk the dog, move around for a healthier, thinner you. Eat an apple instead of apple pie. Please excuse me while I hit the treadmill.....