How Prevalent is Obesity in Your State?

By , SparkPeople Blogger
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adult obesity rates have doubled over the past two decades. With more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) being classified as obese, the nutritional state of our nation is not strong.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released new information for self –reported obesity rates among states. Colorado (20.7%) wins the prize for the state with the lowest prevalence of obesity while Mississippi (34.9%) has the highest. Overall, adult obesity prevalence across the U.S. in 2011 continues to vary by region. The South has the highest percentage of obesity prevalence (29.5%) while the Western part of the nation has the lowest (24.3%) prevalence. See if your state made the healthiest or the heaviest top 10 list.

The 10 healthiest states with the lowest obesity prevalence are:
  1. Colorado (20.7%)
  2. Hawaii (21.8%)
  3. Massachusetts (22.7%)
  4. District of Columbia (23.7%)
  5. New Jersey (23.7%)
  6. California (23.8%)
  7. Utah (24.4%)
  8. Connecticut (24.5%)
  9. Nevada (24.5%)
  10. New York (24.5%)
The 10 heaviest states with the highest obesity prevalence are:
  1. Texas (30.4%)
  2. Indiana (30.8%)
  3. South Carolina (30.8%)
  4. Arkansas (30.9%)
  5. Oklahoma (31.1%)
  6. Michigan (31.3%)
  7. Alabama (32%)
  8. West Virginia (32.4%)
  9. Louisiana (33.4%)
  10. Mississippi (34.9%)
Whether you live in one of the healthiest or the heaviest states doesn't matter. You can take control of your life and health to be sure you are living your healthiest life regardless of where you live. Here are some keys to help.
What is your excuse or barrier to living your best life? What can you do this fall to break down those barriers?