Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...Tell Me More
Our pals at CalorieLab have published their annual ranking of the heftiest states. All right, all you Colorado people, what’s the secret? Mississippi is once again the “winner” for most obese, and California remains unchanged.
Click the map to read the detailed statistical breakdown.
A few points to consider:
– How do regional and/or cultural preferences affect obesity rates?
– Since there aren’t really any “thin” states, it’s not so much a matter of what some states are doing right – some states are just doing less “wrong”. What “right” steps do all states need to take?
– What role, if any, should the government play in addressing the obesity epidemic?