Gallup survey: Boulder, Colo. remains least obese city


Obesity Initiative at UGA

Well, that’s no surprise, really.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index for 2012 shows that Boulder residents are the least likely to be obese — for the third consecutive year. It was 12.5 percent in 2012.

Those around Mission, Texas, are the most likely to be obese, at 38.5 percent.

As Gallup points out, adult obesity rates are higher than 15 percent in all but two of the 189 metro areas surveyed. Residents in the areas with higher obesity rates struggle to afford basic necessities, they say.

What’s after Boulder? Charlottesville, VA. Another no-brainer? Three other Colorado areas — Fort Collins, Denver, and Colorado Springs — made the top 10.

What’s surprising? The top 10 most obese areas. Check it out:Gallup metro areas