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SLIDESHOW: Study reveals 'fattest and laziest' cities in U.S.

The latest study takes obesity and inactivity into account. (Source: Flickr Creative Commons) The latest study takes obesity and inactivity into account. (Source: Flickr Creative Commons)
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A new study ranks the "fattest and laziest" cities in America. Two of the cities in the top 25 are in Louisiana.

Obesity is a serious problem in the United States. Nearly 66% of the population is either overweight or obese.

However, many Americans work more hours per day than the rest of the world - close to 45 hours each week.

RoadSnacks.net compiled a list of cities that are overweight and lazy.

They looked at the most concentrated metro areas using this criteria.

  • Obesity rate
  • Unemployment rate
  • Number of fast food outlets per capita
  • Geo-located Tweets that mention #Obese or #Lazy

In an earlier study by RentApplication.com, Opelousas was ranked the most overweight city in American. There were five other Louisiana communities in the top 25 of that list.

Remember, this latest research takes laziness into account.

For those scoring at home, according to the study, the skinniest and hardest working cities in America are:

  1. Bismarck, ND
  2. Midland, TX
  3. Sioux Falls, SD
  4. Lewiston, ID
  5. Peabody, MA

If you're having problems seeing the slideshow, click this link.

Roadsnacks admits "this is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment."

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