Just in time for New Year’s Resolution season, a new study from America’s Health Rankings finds that 29.1% of Pennsylvania adults are obese.
That will get you to the gym.
A person is deemed obese if he or she has a Body Mass Index of 30.0 or above. You can calculate your Body Mass Index on the Centers for Disease Control’s website.
2013’s numbers reflect a slight uptick over 2012, when 28.6% of Pennsylvanians were obese.
The healthiest state, weigh-wise, is Colorado, with 20.5% of adults weighing in as obese. The least healthy is Louisiana, with 34.7% adult obesity.
An interactive graphic on America’s Health Ranking’s website shows how we’re growing fatter over time; in 1990, only 12.5% of Pennsylvanians were obese.