America is in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Poor diet and a lack of physical activity are often cited by experts as the biggest culprits of obesity, but the causes may vary from person to person. Which cities in America have the most overweight and fittest residents? The research team at True People Insights analyzed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to find out.
Their infographic titled “The Most Overweight and Fittest Cities in the United States” calculated numbers on obesity and physical inactivity in 500 cities. Their research found Gary, IN to be the most overweight city in America. Half of the adults in Gary are obese and 42.8% say that they are physically inactive. Of the top 25 fittest cities in America, 21 are located in California! However, it’s Boulder, CO that was found to be the fittest city in the U.S. Just 12.2% of Boulder residents are physically inactive and 15.4% are considered to be obese.