Colorado #50 for State Obesity

As a state, Colorado has had a dramatic population increase year after year.  As a clinic we are seeing that growth as well.  Colorado’s current population is around 5.2 million people.

People are moving to Colorado for one thing, the lifestyle.  colorado flag

  • We’re one of the top ten healthiest states in the US,
  • We’ve got the lowest obesity percentage in the US,
  • We’ve got every outdoor and indoor activity you could ask for and we’ve got beautiful blue sky and sun a majority of the year.

The correlation between being one of the healthiest states and having an immense amount of outdoor activities is not by chance.

Exercising 30 minutes a day decreases your risk of heart disease and cancer by 50 percent.  No wonder people love Colorado!

During the month of October our 8WW clients have helped keep Colorado’s obesity percentages low.  Currently, based on the most recent CDC report, 21.3 percent of Coloradoans are obese.  This is the lowest percentage of all 50 states.  Arkansas and West Virginia have the highest obesity percentage at 35.1 percent of their population.

While fewer Coloradoans are obese than other states, our work is not done.  Whether you’re the 1 of 5 Coloradoans who are obese, or have some extra pounds you’re trying to hide, we’ve got the proven formula for success. Eight weeks can help you develop new lifelong health habits, to not only continue losing weight at a healthy pace, but get all the blood markers moving into a healthy range!

Prevalence* of Self-Reported Obesity Among U.S. Adults by State and Territory, BRFSS, 2013

Prevalence* of Self-Reported Obesity Among U.S. Adults by State and Territory, BRFSS, 2013
Prevalence* of Self-Reported Obesity Among U.S. Adults by State and Territory, BRFSS, 2013 Published by the Center for Disease Control, September 9, 2014