Colorado Is One of the Least Overweight, Obese States in US
On the list of the most overweight states, Colorado was almost at the bottom.
It's sure been a strange year hasn't it? I don't know a single routine that hasn't been altered in 2020. For many of us, we ventured into this new world of working out at home. Before the gym was the place to sweat it out, but suddenly we were confined to our living rooms or garages.
I've enjoyed the transition and feel that it's challenged me to be my own accountability partner. But believe me when I say, it hasn't been easy. And trust me, the couch has a very loud and convincing voice.
Having an active lifestyle is important for overall health. You don't have to be a marathon runner or a CrossFit junkie to take care of yourself. A simple walk around the neighborhood or choosing the stairs instead of the elevator can be small choices that add up.
America could use a few more of those small choices.
Recently WalletHub put together a list of the Most Overweight and Obese States in America. They began their findings by first sharing some data from the Centers for Disease Control (an organization I know much more about since the arrival of COVID). According to the CDC, seven out of 10 adults over the age of 20 are either overweight or obese. Because of this the weight loss and diet industry is now worth $72 billion and Americans are now spending $200 billion collectively in annual health care costs directly related to obesity.
With all that being said, Colorado looks to be on the healthier side of things.
On WalletHub's list we landed at number 49. This means that we are one of the least overweight and obese states in the nation. In fact, our obesity average, percentage of adults with Type 2 diabetes, and percentage of adults with high blood pressure specifically was the lowest of any state.
Whatever you're doing out there, keep it up!