New Jersey Has Some Pretty Staggering Obesity Numbers In Recent Study
It turns out that the news regarding obesity in New Jersey is not all bad news, but it certainly isn't all good news either.
We know that the holidays are literally just around the corner, so the prospects for losing weight this time of year aren't all that high.
But it also seems that the studies on being overweight, and the obesity rankings always seem to come out this time of year.
And right on cue, WalletHub has just released their report on the obesity rankings for every state in the nation, and there is some good news and some bad news for us here in the Garden State.
Let's start with the bad news. New Jersey is in a tie as the state with the second-highest number of overweight adults in the nation.
We are deadlocked with Alaska at #2, and the only state with a higher percentage than the Garden State is New Mexico.
But there is some good news as well. While New Jersey is high in overweight residents, we are extremely low on the list of states with the highest "obesity and overweight prevalence.
New Jersey actually ranks 41st on that list, and that is a lot better than you may have thought based on the overweight stats presented earlier.
Our overall rank, however, is higher. When you include all of the factors, New Jersey comes in at #35 on the list of most obese states, and that is not good news.
For the record, the #1 overall state in America for obesity is West Virginia.
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