Fattest Cities, 2 Florida Cities Make it Into the Top Ten

A recent Forbes survey found people in Nashville, Tennessee had the biggest waist line in the country.

Forbes Magazine looked at three different areas for this survey: residents' Body Mass Index; physical inactivity and television watching habits.

Nashville did rank first for body mass index, but came in ninth altogether. Jacksonville was ranked overall 8th and Miami claimed the 10th spot.

The Number one spot, when considering all three areas, went to Memphis. In Memphis, thirty percent of the people don't exercise and they watch 41 hours of TV a week.

Coming in at number 2 is New Orleans. They watched a whopping 42 hours per week of TV. Plus 63% of the population is obese or overweight.

Las Vegas is third, Detroit is fourth. Birmingham came in at number 5. People there watch at 39 hours per week and 64% are obese or overweight.

Louisville is 6th with 67% overweight or obese. Louisville residents spend 33 hours a week watching TV, and 27% don't exercise regularly.

San Antonio is 7th and Jacksonville is 8th. Jacksonville ranked in the top 10 for weight and TV watching. 63% of residents are obese or overweight, 25% don't exercise regularly and they watch 34 hours of TV per week.

Nashville was 9th Nashville was the heaviest city in the nation because 68 percent of the population is overweight or obese.

Miami finished the top 10. Miamians are glued to the TV. The city came in fifth, just behind Las Vegas, for the most hours watched per week at 35. Plus, 60% of residents are obese or overweight and 25 percent are inactive.


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