How much does obesity cost the United States? See the following infographic for details.
It highlights work and health care costs by state, as well as comparing the states to one another.
Arizona, where it is hot, has the lowest percent of obese people in the country. Either the heat forces them to move away, or they sweat it off. The old grade school joke about the desert being so hot that only one S can grow there perhaps some foundation in reality. 😀
Alaska is a leader in obesity – perhaps its to cold to go out and do anything, or people need the extra layers for warmth. 😉 What other area is right up there with Alaska on the leader board? Washington D. C. … no doubt some politicians and greasy lobbyists are living high on the hog.
Click on the mini-snapshot image below to open up the full extended infographic in your web browser.