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Surprising Animated Map Of The Growing Obesity Problem In The U.S.

The infographic we posted of how much exercise it would take to work off a McDonalds meal got a really good response.

Because we strive here at to bring you value information for you as a business owner as well as  you as an indiviual, we thought we’d share these stats and this map with you. 

It shows some really eye-opening information about the state of obesity here in the United States.

“The History of State Obesity Prevalence

  • There was a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States from 1990 through 2010.
  • State prevalence prior to 2011 is provided for historical information only.  Historical rates should not be compared to 2011 state obesity prevalence due to changes in survey methods.
  • No state met the nation’s Healthy People 2010External Web Site Icon goal to lower obesity prevalence to 15%.  Rather, in 2010, there were 12 states with an obesity prevalence of 30%. In 2000, no state had an obesity prevalence of 30% or more. [Read article]
  • The animated map below shows the history of United States obesity prevalence from 1985 through 2010.”


animated map of obesity growth in u.s.













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