Here Are the 5 Most Obese Counties in Colorado
Colorado's Low Rates
WalletHub put together a list of the Most Overweight and Obese States in the U.S., and Colorado was ranked last. This is a good thing. This means that we are the least obese state in the nation. Colorado has the smallest percentage of obese adults.
Additionally, Colorado has the lowest rates of high blood pressure and percentage of physically inactive adults.
Although this seems very optimistic, Colorado still has a problem with obesity. Many counties in Colorado have at least one-third of their population suffering from obesity.
Here are the counties in Colorado that struggle with obesity the most.
Colorado's Most Obese Counties
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Obesity Is Less of an Issue in This County
Boulder County is the least obese county in Colorado. Boulder actually happens to be one of the least obese counties in the entire nation. Five of Colorado's counties are in the top 10 least obese counties in the country.
How Obesity Is Defined
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone is obese if their body mass index is 30.0 or higher. Here is how the body mass index is calculated.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person's weight in kilograms (or pounds) divided by the square of height in meters (or feet). A high BMI can indicate high body fatness. BMI screens for weight categories that may lead to health problems, but it does not diagnose the body fatness or health of an individual. - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Most Miserable Cities in Colorado
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