How Overweight, Inactive, and Diabetic are El Pasoans? Study Weighs In
And in news that will surprise no one who lives here...
The results of a financial website's 2022 Most Overweight and Obese Cities in the U.S. are in, and to paraphrase Gabriel Iglesias we’re pretty fluffy.
Or maybe we’re “damn!” Gabe's "Six Levels of Fatness" are below; we report, you decide.
Wallethub looked at the 100 most populated metro areas in the U.S. across “19 key indicators of weight-related problems” such as share of overweight and obese adults and teens, and the number of adults with health issues related to weight and determined El Pasoans have collectively gone from 2021's more-to-love #32 spot to this year’s plus-sized #30 overall ranking.
The study also found that diabetes lurks around every corner here. Per the study, El Paso has the highest percentage of diabetic adults in the entire U.S. of A.
And as you may have heard, diabetes is no bueno. Complications include heart disease, blindness, amputation, and the inability to squeeze into a booth at Chico’s Tacos.
But wait, there's more. The data also determined El Pasoans are not doing enough squats. In fact, we’re doing diddly squat. When you isolate the "Obesity and Overweight" category we waddle in at #16.
Good to know I’m not the only one who can no longer tell where my butt ends and the couch begins. But in my defense, Netflix ain't gonna watch itself.
I have been trying to lose weight. It’s just that I have a problem with my hands. I can’t seem to keep them from opening the refrigerator or the cupboard where all the snacks are.
Gabriel Iglesias’ 6 Levels of Fatness
6. OH, HELL NO!