NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - 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
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:
- Bismarck, ND
- Midland, TX
- Sioux Falls, SD
- Lewiston, ID
- Peabody, MA
Roadsnacks admits "this is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment."