We're Fat Disgusting Slobs! Or Not
Magazines love to rank cities and the editors of the mags that put out the rankings rarely even bother to argue that they have any methodology, let alone that said methodology has any validity.
I'm happy to report, therefore, that something called Men's Fitness magazine puts Washington down as one of America's fattest and least fit cities. Washington
"fails miserably in sports participation and commute times. Its nutrition scores are embarrassing..., and only a handful of cities are less sports-oriented."
Only Nevada has a higher rate of alcohol consumption than the District, the magazine reports.
But the very same survey says that District has a lower rate of risk because of weight problems than almost any state in the land.
That last bit conforms much more closely with my own observations over the years. My kids are always amazed when we leave the National Capital Theme Park and venture into Real America, where the fatties live. The kids marvel at the wide loads in the supermarkets and parking lots of the Great Out There--a sight they don't happen to see very often here at home.
You can see the whole half-baked thing on the magazine's site.
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