Interesting demographic. The obesity rate appears to be correlated political
party! The Avenues, Foothill area and Summit County are among the few
strongholds of the Democratic party and according to this article also have the
lowest obesity rates. How about a study on IQ distribution next?
25% of Utah is overweight.50% of the state is average, and 25% of
the state is underweight.I am 17% impressed with these statistics.
ya, but figures are skewed sometimes. I am a 41 yr old white male, 5-11, 195
work out 4-5 times a week, eat mostly healthy, don't smoke and by the BMI I am
overweight. So, just because some article says that 60% of Utah is
"overweight", doesn't mean that we aren't all healthy, just over
someone else's idea of healthy.
Man, Rulon looks terrible. His mere appearance on the show makes Olympians look
I truly feel for the people on the show. The poor guy who still needs to lose
300 lbs (after losing 145) just to get to a normal weight broke my heart. It is
such an overwhelming feat and I wish him luck. I know (and he knows) it is all
his own doing, but still, I am pulling for him and everyone else who is trying
to improve their physical health.
This is a great show most of us aren't as big as the contestants on the show. If
they can do it surely we can get healthier as well and lose weight.
I think if the numbers were broke down to locality like rural vs city we would
have an obesity and overweight rate in the cities well over 75% and an average
or below rate of 25% would be more realistic. In the rural more
active harder working parts of the state we would most like find and average
rate of 75% with less than 25% obese or overweight. It's not that the rural
residents eat healthier, they also spend more time burning off the fat doing
hard work that even the illegal won't do.Isn't it amazing how you
can make numbers work? Just like they do with per pupil spending in education,
the data is all lies when you break it down by poor and rich class of the state.
Utahns love their ice creams....
The biggest irony in this biggest loser thing is that Rulon Gardner just opened
a FITNESS CENTER in Logan! I was thinking about checking it out, until now. If he can't get fit at his own center, who can? Not the best advertising
wc,Midvale, Rose Park and West Jordan - heavily(pun intended)
Democratic districts also.
Rulon you can do it! For me the hardest part of weight loss is keeping it off.
Maintenance takes as much effort as actually losing the weight. I visited Utah
for a couple of weeks and was surprised that every where I looked kids and
adults were all very large. I haven't lived in the state for years but it seemed
like such a difference of years gone by. It made me so sad for the kids
especially. Mom of 8 - Give Rulon some Mercy. We can all be members
of a gym or own one for that fact but doesn't make us thin. He's just human.
How do they get these figures on obesity in each city? I live in West Jordan
and nobody ever asked me if I'm overweight or not.
Actually the Fitness Center opened not that long ago. Probably after he was
casted for the show.
You go Rulon!! at least your doing something. There are less obese people out
there who are content staying the way they are.