How Fat is Your State? 2010 Results

Despite top ranked TV shows, a strong push from Michelle Obama and the US Government, Americans continue to slide deeper into obesity.  All states continued to pack on the pounds.  Only the District of Columbia improved.  (Maybe Mrs. Obama is having an impact afterall.) I'll be dissecting the study more tomorrow.  Here's the ranking for today.  How did your state do? Alabama:  Adults 31.6%, Children 17.9%, Rank 2 Alaska: Adults 26.9%, Children 14.1%, Rank 24 Arizona:  Adults 25.8%, Children 17.8%, Rank 29 Arkansas:  Adults 30.1%, Children 20.4%, Rank 8 California:  Adults 24.4%, Children 15.0%, Rank 41 Colorado:  Adults 19.1%, Children 14.2%, Rank 51 Connecticut:  Adults 21.4%, Children 12.5%, Rank 50 Delaware:  Adults 27.9%, Children 13.3%, Rank 20 District of Columbia:  Adults  21.5%, Children 20.1%, Rank 49 Florida:  Adults 25.1%, Children 18.3%, Rank 36 Georgia:  Adults 28.1%, Children 21.3%, Rank 17 Hawaii:  Adults 22.6%, Children 11.2%, Rank 47 Idaho:  Adults 25.1%, Children 11.8%, Rank 36 Illinois:  Adults 26.6%, Children 20.7%, Rank 26 Indiana:  Adults 28.1%, Children 14.6%, Rank 17 Iowa:  Adults 27.6%, Children 11.2%, Rank 22 Kansas:  Adults 28.2%, Children 16.2%, Rank 16 Kentucky:  Adults 30.5%, Children 21.0%, Rank 7 Louisiana:  Adults 31.2%, Children 20.7%, Rank 5 Maine:  Adults 25.8%, Children 12.9%, Rank 29 Maryland:  Adults 26.6%, Children 13.6%, Rank 26 Massachusetts:  Adults 21.7%, Children 13.3%, Rank 48 Michigan:  Adults 29.4%, Children 12.4%, Rank 10 Minnesota:  Adults 25.5%, Children 11.1%, Rank 32 Mississippi:  Adults 33.8%, Children 21.9%, Rank 1 Missouri:  Adults 29.3%, Children 13.6%, Rank 12 Montana:  Adults 23.5%, Children 11.8%, Rank 43 Nebraska:  Adults 27.3%, Children 15.8%, Rank 23 Nevada:  Adults 25.6%, Children 15.2%, Rank 31 New Hampshire:  Adults 25.4%, Children 12.8%, Rank 35 New Jersey:  Adults 23.9%, Children 15.4%, Rank 42 New Mexico:  Adults 25.5%, Children 16.0%, Rank 33 New York:  Adults 25.1%, Children 17.1%, Rank 36 North Carolina:  Adults 29.4%, Children 18.6%, Rank 10 North Dakota:  Adults 27.7%, Children 11.4%, Rank 21 Ohio:  Adults 29.0%, Children 18.5%, Rank 13 Oklahoma:  Adults 30.6%, Children 16.4%, Rank 6 Oregon:  Adults 25.0%, Children 9.6%, Rank 39 Pennsylvania:  Adults 28.1%, Children 15.0%, Rank 17 Rhode Island:  Adults 22.9%, Children 14.4%, Rank 45 South Carolina:  Adults 29.9%, Children 15.3%, Rank 9 South Dakota:  Adults 28.5%, Children 13.2%, Rank 15 Tennessee:  Adults 31.6%, Children 20.6%, Rank 2 Texas:  Adults 29.0%, Children 20.4%, Rank 13 Utah:  Adults 23.2%, Children 11.4%, Rank 44 Vermont:  Adults 22.8%, Children 12.9%, Rank 46 Virginia:  Adults 25.5%, Children 15.2%, Rank 32 Washington:  Adults 26.3%, Children 11.1%, Rank 28 West Virginia:  Adults 31.3%, Children 18.9%, Rank 4 Wisconsin:  Adults 26.9%, Children 13.1%, Rank 24 Wyoming:  Adults 25.0%, Children 10.2%, Rank 39 These numbers are scary.  As I was revising them from last year I kept deleting the old number and putting in a higher one.  I'm just shaking my head.  Celebrities like Jamie Oliver and Michelle Obama's Let's Move plan are really too young to have made much of a dent.  I'm hoping next year's numbers will reflect improvement.  How do you feel about this? Lisa

About Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson here. I've been a personal trainer since 1997, a Pilates instructor since 1998 and the owner of Modern Pilates since 1999. I'm hoping to give you some good ideas to get or stay in shape with a healthy dose of humor and reality. Thanks for joining me.

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2 Responses to How Fat is Your State? 2010 Results

  1. Christine July 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    *shaking head*

    So. sad.

  2. Lisa Johnson July 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    it is pretty sad isn’t it?

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