Americans have got a pretty bad rep as being “a bit on the heavy end” when compared to other international travelers abroad. And sure, we’d like to espouse that this reputation stems from a mostly-false stereotype (informed by our love of cheap and ubiquitous fast food which, let’s be honest, barely counts as food to begin with). But we can’t exactly deny that roughly one in three men and women in this country are obese, planting us firmly in the highest echelon of chubby nations around the world.
Yesterday, real estate search engine Estately published a series of US maps chronicling the top 10 US “couch potato” states. Yes, their findings may be riddled with excessive judgement and questionable statistics, but (taken with a grain of salt) the trends Estately found do offer some interesting insight into the general habits of the good ol’ US of A.
Estately used Facebook trends, Yellow pages listings, Google and Gallup analytics, and American Time User Surveys to assess the ‘states based on the following parameters: