Out of Shape: Texas Has #1 Most Overweight City in America
Let's face it: the pandemic caused things to happen to our bodies that we haven't gotten over yet. Almost 50 percent of people across the nation gained weight during the height of COVID-19 restrictions, according to a study published earlier this year by the National Library of Medicine. The CDC reported that over 13 percent of Americans are in poor, or at best fair, health overall.
The states in the best shape have three things in common: low rates of obesity, low rates of heart disease or diabetes, and more places dedicated to exercise.
The Nation's Most Out of Shape Cities
Everyone likes to talk about exercise, but not everyone wants to do it. To determine the areas where weight-related problems are the worst, 100 metro areas in the United States were compared for obesity rates, general health, and the types of food eaten plus fitness levels. More information on the metrics used in the study is available here.
Here are the top 4 most out of shape cities in America, according to a study by WalletHub, a personal finance website:
5) Jackson, Miss.
4) Mobile, Ala.
3) Knoxville, Tenn.
2) Memphis, Tenn.
The Number One Most Out of Shape City in America
McAllen, Texas came in at the top of the list, according to WalletHub. There is almost a 45 percent share of overweight adults in the metro area of McAllen. See the full list here, and see a list of the cities in the United States that are best for an active lifestyle here.