Top 10 most Obese states in America

Top 10 most Obese states in America

November 26, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


What is going on everyone? Welcome back
to the world according to Briggs my name is Briggs and I have a love-hate
relationship with Cinnabon actually there’s no hate and that lack of hate is
probably why I have about ten pounds I need to lose alright it’s probably
closer to 20 could even be 30 but I’m sticking with 10 according to the most
recent behavioral risk factor surveillance system data oh my god that
sounds like a security company that guards nuclear weapons or something like
that but they actually collect data about obesity and other things but
that’s their main thing they’ve said that the adult obesity rate now exceeds
35% in seven of the United States and 30 percent in 29 other states in other
words the United States needs to talk to Jenny Craig Weight Watchers or whoever
else is the trendy weight loss system currently there are a ton of reasons a
person becomes obese genetics food addiction poor nutritional education you
live in an apartment building between a Taco Bell McDonald’s and a Krispy Kreme
across the street that’s just to name a few
now I had always heard that the United States was the most obese country in the
world they’re not it’s actually a little tiny island called naath room which I’m
sure I mispronounced so forgive me it’s out there in the middle of the ocean
between the Marshall and Solomon Islands there’s only 13,000 residents on the
island and they’re leading the world and obese people per capita obviously it’s
like this little island of fishermen what is going on here is this like the
only place on earth you could actually fish for cheesecake or something don’t
judge me the United States was ranked actually
16th in that study that was back in 2018 that’s not great but it’s really not
terrible most of the United States has been getting healthier over the last
decade or so people are exercising more traditionally unhealthy fast food places
are attempting to offer a healthier portion to their menu and people are
becoming more educated about their food choices and then you have the rest of
the country that ain’t fallin for that nonsense they have decided that big is
beautiful and they’re sticking to it no matter what their doctor tells them
about their heart so let’s find out where all this is going on in my top ten
most obese states number 10 Ohio the fast food chain Wendy’s was founded in
Columbus in 1969 and now they’re square meat has spread all across the country
this may be why though BC rate is extremely high at 32.8% it seems the
residents here may need to trade the Baconator and fries for a baked potato
and chives it kind of rhymed how’d you like that that was pretty cool I’m gonna
become a rapper anyway when you look at Columbus Ohio these days they don’t
really seem to be too far away from healthy they have a younger population
that has a lot to live for it seems Cleveland and Ohio act like they’d be
okay to check out tomorrow Cleveland and Ohio treat exercise like a fourth cousin
they know they’re out there but they really aren’t interested in looking them
up or getting to know them really well of course unless there’s money involved
then they’re more than willing to meet with them number nine Indiana Indiana is
a corn State it is the leading producer of the crop in the entire country with
corn comes corn syrup high-fructose corn syrup high fructose corn syrup has been
described as being worse than refined sugar in case that means nothing to you
it means it’s incredibly bad for you and from their obesity rate I think they’ve
decided that drinking straight corn syrup with a whipped cream chaser is
just as good as an energy drink and that also is probably why their obesity rate
has been climbing and currently sits at 33 points 6% of the population being
obese number 8 Texas everything is said to be bigger in Texas that includes
waist lines appetites and lines at barbecue joints we know this since the
adult obesity rate is about thirty three point nine percent and only one percent
of those who struggle with obesity say they’re active on a regular basis Texas
is crazy about sports baseball and football and hunting pretty much the
high school football stadiums here insane these people are crazy about
football you think that a major college was playing football at some of these
stadiums they’re so nice the thing is after high school most of those kids
that love to play football go just as hard into watching football and drinking
beer a lot of people in Texas are on track to a premature death from
hypertension number seven South Carolina the OBC rate in South Carolina doesn’t
seem to stop growing currently it’s at thirty four point one
percent about twenty eight percent of the population admits not being very
active and South Carolina is one of the top States for diabetes and hypertension
it’s got to be the barbecue they have some of the best barbecue in the country
they have two styles of sauce as opposed to most
that just have the one style the tomato based sauce in South Carolina they have
a mustard based style as well it all sounds a little weird until you try it
and you’ll love it at least I do you know a lot of people do anyway I brought
this up in a past video the mustard sauce thing and of course we had some
dude give us some speech about how he’s lived in South Carolina since before the
Civil War and he’s never heard of it so therefore it doesn’t exist like 50
people put googled recipes and website links in the reply the dude deleted the
comment a couple days later and then blocked me classic number six Alabama
being a southern state their culture almost surrounds itself in food the
stereotypical southern grandmother is always trying to feed anyone that walks
in her door while this is looked at as good hospitality and caring it’s also
probably why most high schools have a hard time finding lighter weight
wrestlers they need to sit some of these grandmas down and have a long chat with
them since the obesity rate is extremely high at thirty six point three percent
but what do you expect when you have a state that has some of the best fried
chicken on the planet you find a way to fry chicken that’s healthy these people
will build a statue in your honor I promise you number five Tennessee if you
didn’t know the people of Tennessee were a little overweight slow down next time
you drive through you’ll see it I promise the obesity rate among children
and teens here is worse than the adults which is not a common trend the
childhood obesity rate is thirty eight point five percent while the adult
obesity rate is thirty two point eight percent southerners do tend to have
large fattening meals maybe the kids eat free everywhere in the state I don’t
know but that’s pretty bad a lot of it obviously has to do with the southern
diet there’s a lot of deep-fried stuff part of their culture it’s part of their
lifestyle and that’s why a lot of southern states end up on lists like
this and during the summer oh man it’s too hot to exercise outdoors
most the time number four Kentucky Kentucky is the worst state for physical
activity some residents here consider walking to the mailbox their physical
activity for the day and if they got to bring mail back they feel like they’ve
overdone it I read a story about a kid who snapped a tendon in his elbow
playing Mario Kart and Owensboro Kentucky a couple years back I it was
probably a Wii you know he’s one of those kids that had to tilt his body
when he plays I do that sometimes but apparently he was going a little
overboard snapped a tendon normally that’s for
like professional weight lifters or something like that where you snap a
tendon apparently this kid was so out of shape Mario Kart just pushed the body
too far anyway about thirty four point four percent of the state’s population
admits to having little or no physical activity most days this helps keep their
population horribly plump and their obesity rate is thirty seven point one
percent 37 percent of the people here are considered obese number three Arkansas
not only does Arkansas ranked third in obesity but also third and least active
puttin on a t-shirt in this state is just as exhausting as an hour of
CrossFit to anyone else the obesity rate is always climbing here and currently
it’s 38 percent while thirty two point five percent of the population admit to
being very inactive this combined with poor eating habits is how the obesity
problem here seems to keep evolving that’s pretty much the only thing that
evolves in Arkansas this of course excludes the Fayetteville
Springdale Rodgers area up in that northwestern section of the state they
really aren’t like the rest of Arkansas they have jobs
okay schools and gyms people actually go to number two Mississippi or I like to
call it Mississippi sometimes just to drive the locals crazy but besides the
cornucopia of other problems this state has Mississippi has more than doubled
its obesity rate in the last 30 years in 1990 the obesity rate here was a
shockingly 16 percent while the u.s. average was about 11 percent today
it’s an incredibly high rate of 38.1% it may be because of the southern food
and the extra helpings of fried everything but probably the main reason
is the lack of health education now you probably wonder why it would jump since
1992 from 16% to 38 now it probably didn’t double the amount of people that
were actually obese what they did over the years they’ve lowered what’s
considered obese since I’d say the 1970s 1970s you had to
be you know five foot seven and 400 pounds to be considered obese
well that’s slowly going down until if you’re 2530 pounds overweight they
consider you obese so it’s a weird stat but that’s why that jumped that much but
still those aren’t good numbers number one West Virginia as of the most
recent data West Virginia is the most obese state in the country the obesity
rate here is thirty eight point six percent they’ve had other things to
worry about in the last decade or so in the opioid Department West Virginia has
done a great job they’re still fighting a good fight but how far they’ve come is
just amazing in my opinion it’s the state working hard and the people having
a sense of community they like help each other out it got out of control for a
while and it’s like a lot of the normal everyday citizens are going out of their
way to help fix this situation West Virginia is a great state with some of
the best down-to-earth people you will ever find the thing is they’ve had some
serious curveballs thrown their way over the last twenty years or so and
depleting the country in this category while they work on other things it’s
fine Billy eventually turned the corner on everything I’m sure but yeah West
Virginia is the most obese state in the country now here’s the thing about this
list when you’re obese it’s a health concern if you’re happy with who you are
don’t worry about it that’s fine live your life how you want how you feel
comfortable how you’re happy it’s just the health part that’s all you got to
worry about I mean be happy whoever you are to worry about your health it
obesity is a big part of it anyway so that’s my list I hope you guys enjoy the
top ten most obese states in the country don’t forget all the links below buy a
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