BLOG: Fit vs. Fat Cities-AR Ranks in Top 10

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The obesity rate in the United States comes in at an average of 26.2%. The recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index finds there are nearly 3 million more obese adults in 2013 than in 2008. While many cities and workplaces are offering health initiatives and programs, the battle still wages on.

In the latest index, the survey shows the Top 10 “Fattest” and “Fittest” cities. Arkansas ranks number three on one of those lists.

Here’s what they found:

10 Fittiest Cities/Metros

  1. Boulder, CO
  2. Charlottesville, VA
  3. Bellingham, WA
  4. Fort Collins-Loveland, CO
  5. Naples-Marco Island, FL
  6. Denver-Aurora, CO
  7. San Franciso/Oakland/Fremont, CA
  8. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA
  9. Madison, WI
  10. Colorado Springs, CO

10 Fattest Cities/Metros

  1. McAllen/Edinburg/Mission, TX
  2. Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio
  3. Little Rock/North Little Rock/Conway, AR
  4. Mobile, AL
  5. Hagerstown-Martsinburg, Md.-WV
  6. Myrtle Beach/North Myrtle Beach/Conway, SC
  7. Toledo, OH
  8. Charleston, WV
  9. Reading, PA
  10. Erie, PA and Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (tie)