Sunday, May 20, 2007

Fatness around the world

I think we all know that America is the fattest country in the world so I'm not going to act like I'm telling you something new but I didn't know by how much we were "beating the competition".

Follow the link to see just how we Americans measure up to the rest of the world. Then come back and read the rest of this because I'm not smart enough to know how to make the link open up in a new window.

31% of the American population over the age of 15 have a body-mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. That is just stunning. And what is so sad is we're winning the race by a landslide. Mexico is just rounding the bend as we're crossing the finish line coming in at 24%.

I know Americans are competitive and we like to be the best at everything but I wonder if we realize this isn't a race we want to win?

1 comment:

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