So we know that the US is home to some of the biggest take-away joints on earth – not to mention the fact that a single slice of pizza can be as big as your head!
It’s no secret that the convenience of fast food has become a catalyst for the obesity crisis currently sweeping across America.
Therefore, it is unsurprising that 13% of the world’s population of obese adults are based in America alone.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of US adults are overweight and unhealthy!
Let’s face it, those portion sizes are anything but a blessing…but just who is it that’s tipping the scale?
Check out the top 50 unhealthiest places in America! You might have a few surprises along the way…
50. Worcester, Massachusetts
First up on our list, we have Worcester!
Fun fact: After Boston, Worcester is the second largest city in Massachusetts and is actually named after the Worcester town in England.
Stretching the waistline
Sadly, Worcester is also known as the ‘fattest city’ in Massachusetts, according to a survey by WalletHub.
In the eight annual County Health Rankings, Worcester was placed 9th out of 14 counties in health outcomes!
49. Houston, Texas
Houstin, we have a problem.
The most populous city in Texas and fourth most populous in America…
…is apparently the third unhealthiest city in Texas! According to the Centre for Disease Control, a whopping 34% of the population are overweight!
48. Rocky Mount
This town in North Carolina has a rocky relationship with health!
The premature death rate is 459.4% (per 100,000 people) and adult obesity makes up 34.9%.