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The County Where People Are Less Obese Than Rest of US Is…

The County Where People Are Less Obese Than Rest of US Is…
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By    |   Friday, 26 April 2019 10:06 AM

A new survey conducted by dietspotlight, an organization that is dedicated to helping men and women adopt healthy eating and lifestyle habits, shows that residents of Palm Beach County in Florida are less obese than the rest of the nation.

According the survey authors, who gathered volunteer information from men and women who visited their Web site looking for weight loss tools, the average obese male weighs 215 pounds while the average obese woman weighs 181 pounds.

That’s less than the statistics shown statewide and across the country. In order to reach a healthy weight, the residents of the county need to lose an average of 53.1 pounds. The state average is 55.3 pounds while nationwide, the number of pounds need to reach a healthy goal weight is 59 pounds.

“This means that residents of Palm Beach County have fewer pounds to shed than other obese residents of the state and country,” say the study authors.

Obesity is a term that means your body mass index or BMI is 30 or higher. The obese men in Palm Beach County had a BMI of 31.2, while the women had an average BMI of 30.6. A normal or healthy BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9

Being overweight is also associated with increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease and respiratory problems such as sleep apnea.

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