Tell me once again, who's fat? That would be Mississippi

The word is out; better treat Mississippi right, 'cause it is the king of cellulite. Its zippers bust, its buckles break, it’s too much state for you to take. The pavement cracks when it falls down, it’s got more chins than Chinatown. It's never used a phone booth, and it’s never seen its toes, when it goes to the movies it takes up seven rows. When you're only having seconds it is having twenty-thirds; when it goes to get its shoes shined, it has to take their word. If Mississippi has one more pie a la mode, it’s gonna need its own zip code… well, actually it already has its own zip code, but you get the idea. Mississippi is the fattest state in the United States, according to the WalletHub obesity report.

America’s 2015 Fattest States

1.       Mississippi

2.       Louisiana

3.       West Virginia

4.       Tennessee

5.       South Carolina

6.       Arkansas

7.       Kentucky

8.       Alabama

9.       Oklahoma

10.   North Dakota

11.   Texas

12.   Indiana

13.   Delaware

14.   Georgia

15.   North Carolina

16.   Arizona

17.   Kansas

18.   New Mexico

19.   Ohio

20.   Michigan

21.   D.C.

22.   Iowa

23.   Illinois

24.   Maine

25.   Nevada

26.   Missouri

27.   Nebraska

28.   Wisconsin

29.   Alaska

30.   Pennsylvania

31.   New Hampshire

32.   Maryland

33.   South Dakota

34.   Virginia

35.   New York

36.   Idaho

37.   Florida

38.   Wyoming

39.   California

40.   Rhode Island

41.   Washington

42.   Minnesota

43.   Oregon

44.   Vermont

45.   Connecticut

46.   Montana

47.   Utah

48.   Massachusetts

49.   New Jersey

50.   Colorado

51.   Hawaii

Further findings

Highest

 

Lowest

1.       Nevada

2.       Alaska

3.       Connecticut

4.       Rhode Island

5.       Vermont

% of overweight adults

1.       West Virginia

2.       Hawaii

3.       Delaware

4.       Oregon

5.       D.C.

1.       Mississippi

2.       West Virginia

3.       Arkansas

4.       Tennessee

5.       Kentucky

% of obese adults

1.       California

2.       Utah

3.       Massachusetts

4.       D.C.

5.       Hawaii

6.       Colorado

1.       North Dakota

2.       Louisiana

3.       Georgia

4.       New Mexico

5.       Mississippi

% of overweight children

1.       South Dakota

2.       Pennsylvania

3.       Colorado

4.       New Hampshire

5.       Utah

1.       Mississippi

2.       South Carolina

3.       D.C.

4.       Louisiana

5.       Tennessee

% of obese children

1.       Colorado

2.       Wyoming

3.       Idaho

4.       New Jersey

5.       Oregon

1.       Mississippi

2.       Tennessee

3.       Arkansas

4.       Oklahoma

5.       Louisiana

% of physically inactive residents

1.       Vermont

2.       Washington

3.       D.C.

4.       Oregon

5.       Colorado

1.       Maine

2.       Iowa

3.       Kentucky

4.       South Carolina

5.       Oklahoma

% of residents w/high cholesterol

1.       Montana

2.       New Mexico

3.       Washington

4.       Hawaii

5.       Wyoming

1.       Mississippi

2.       Louisiana

3.       Arkansas

4.       Oklahoma

5.       South Carolina

% of adults who eat less than one fruit/vegetable serving a day

1.       Maine

2.       New Hampshire

3.       Oregon

4.       Vermont

5.       California

1.       West Virginia

2.       Mississippi

3.       Tennessee

4.       Alabama

5.       Arkansas

% of diabetic residents

1.       Vermont

2.       Idaho

3.       Alaska

4.       Colorado

5.       Utah

1.       Louisiana

2.       Mississippi

3.       South Carolina

4.       West Virginia

5.       Oklahoma

% of residents with high blood pressure

1.       New Mexico

2.       Hawaii

3.       Utah

4.       Wyoming

5.       Idaho

 

The folks at Wallet Hub were kind enough to ask a panel of experts about ways in which to curb the unhealthy lifestyles that lead Americans in general and Mississippians in particular to draw toward the heavy side. Discount Medical supplies would like to contribute as well and let you know that we offer fitness and weight management products among our many, many medical supplies online.

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