Ohio ranked No. 8 in Gallup’s recent 2012 survey of the U.S.’s most obese states. The poll shows 29.5 percent of our state’s population is considered obese, slightly above the national average of 26.2 percent.
Obesity is defined in the poll as any person having a Body Mass Index (BMI) score of 30 or more. Our neighbors to the south, West Virginia, came in at the heaviest while Colorado ranked as the thinnest state in the United States.
Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville wants our patients to lead a healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise and a balanced diet. We encourage you to read our previous blog posts, listed below, which have outlined our country’s obesity epidemic and tips for living a healthier life: