2019’s fattest states are in… see where the Mid-South stands

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In a new study by Wallethub, Mississippi is the fattest state in the nation. Tennessee ranks 4th and Arkansas comes in 8th.

The study compared three key dimensions: obesity and overweight prevalence, health consequences, and food/fitness.

New research by the Physical Activity Council suggests a need for more aggressive efforts to combat obesity. According to the report, 82.1 million Americans age 6 and older were completely inactive in 2018.

The study also looked at the fattest cities in each state; Memphis ranked 3rd for fattest city in the nation.

If you want to read the full report by Wallethub you can find it HERE.

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