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Are you selling real estate in an obese state? [report]

Adult obesity rates

According to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010, a report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), over 2/3 of American states have adult obesity rates above 25%.

Colorado boasts the lowest obesity rate for adults and Mississippi has the highest rate. Adult obesity rates increased over the last year in 28 states and looking back to as recent as 1991, no state had an obesity rate higher than 20%.

My, how times have changed. Although obesity rates are rising, on the opposite extreme, people are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of high fructose corn syrup and fast foods, and seeking out others who like minded in their quest for health.

This matters to real estate as people frequently make choices of where to live based on their comfort level of culture and areas with higher obesity rates will likely share a mindset and areas with low obesity rates will share a different mindset. States like Colorado are fitness friendly and neighborhoods contain jogging trails and are situated around walkability which is proven to reduce obesity rates.

What is the obesity situation where you practice?

Although it is quite different from city to city and heck, neighborhood to neighborhood, it is interesting to see how pockets have formed in our nation of obese versus non obese.

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Click either of the pictures below to go to the interactive map to see where your state ranks:

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Seth Winkleman

    July 1, 2010 at 3:35 am

    @nelbeebuzz Are you selling real estate in an obese state? [report] https://bit.ly/bNEKge @AgentGenius no CT is the 2nd skinniest!!

  2. RealEstate Babble

    July 1, 2010 at 3:37 am

    AgentGenius: Are you selling real estate in an obese state? [report] https://bit.ly/aVKNYH Full https://bit.ly/9Cz5XU

  3. Tom Lyons

    July 1, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Are you selling real estate in an obese state? [report] – Adult obesity rates
    According to F as in Fat: How O… https://tinyurl.com/36az2fm

  4. Matt Thomson

    July 1, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Interesting that Oregon is the lowest in childhood but among the highest in adult.

  5. Market Leader

    July 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Are you selling real estate in an obese state? https://bit.ly/bdXZmr @agentgenius @laniar ^danae

  6. Cara Mancuso

    July 2, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    @agentgenius Are you selling real estate in an obese state? [report] https://bit.ly/cs9rhi

  7. Century 21

    July 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Are you selling real estate in an obese state? [report] https://c21.in/drtsNp (@agentgenius)

  8. SCRE

    July 8, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    People move to Colorado to Ski, Mountain Bike, Hike, etc. and many over weight people have a tough time just breathing at altitude.

  9. Jim Qualls

    July 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    RT @agentgenius: #agnow People move to Colorado to Ski, Mountain Bike, Hike, etc. and many over weight people have a tough time just… https://bit.ly/b1dTf8

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