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Oregon Ranked 9th Least Fat State in the U.S.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

 

Oregon is one of the skinniest states in the union, according to a new study from WalletHub. Oregon was ranked as the 43rd “fattest” state in the country in the study.

Oregon ranked 47th in “Obesity and Overweight Prevalence” and 18th in “Unhealthy Habits and Consequences” the two rankings that WalletHub used in its study.

The study considered 12 metrics divided into the two categories. To determine obesity an overweight prevalence, the researchers factored in a state’s percentage of adults who are overweight, adults who are obese, children who are overweight and children who are obese.

To determine a state’s unhealthy habits and consequences score, researchers considered the percentages of residents who are physically inactive, residents with high cholesterol, adults eating less than one serving of fruits or vegetables a day, residents with diabetes and residents with hypertension. The also considered the sugar-sweetened beverage consumption of adolescents, the death rate due to obesity and healthy food access.

Oregon came in with the second lowest percentage of adults who are overweight, trailing only the District of Columbia. It also had the lowest percentage of obese children of any state, the second lowest percentage of residents who are physically inactive and the third lowest percentage of adults who eat less than one serving of fruits or vegetables a day.

 

Related Slideshow: The 7 Best Health and Fitness Apps

Here is a list of some of the most obsession worthy health apps.

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MapMyRun

MapMyRun is the number one selling running app for a reason:  it is easy to use, offers community support if you want it, and tracks and stores your exact routes for you.  If you are training for a race or a serious runner, users say that the extra perks in the upgraded paid version are well worth it. 

Made for iPhone, Android and Blackberry 

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MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal seems to be the clear favorite amongst everyone polled.  It is helpful not only for the fitness tracking aspect, but everyone polled mentioned how much they loved the food/diet aspect as well. From carb counting for diabetics to recipe ideas to complement your fitness goals, users love this app. 

Made for iPhone and Android

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JeFit

JeFit is another fitness app that has rave reviews.  It not only tracks progress for you, but offers a huge database of workouts.  While many apps offer community support, JeFit allows you to sync workouts with friends who use the app, offering a (real) virtual buddy system.

Made for iPhone and Android

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Strava

Strava gets the highest mark of all the cycling apps.  While it is also great for runners, the cyclers seem particularly inclined towards the fierce competition that can be ignited by this app.  You can track all of your rides via GPS, then you can compare your efforts to those logged by others in the community on the same stretch of road.  You can also join ongoing challenges that can net you great prizes (in addition to bragging rights). 

Made for iPhone and Android

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YogaStudio

YogaStudio gets the top vote for Yoga apps.  It has a lengthy collection of full class-length videos available at your fingertips.  Unlike many other apps, this one also allows you to customize your own video yoga class.  All of the poses are done by qualified yoga instructors, and you can find classes suitable for all levels of yogis.

Made for iPhone only

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SimplyBeing

SimplyBeing meditation app offers the best of both worlds.  You can choose to run this app as a background for your meditation with soothing music or natural sounds that run for a set amount of time.  Conversely, for those of you who have trouble focusing during meditation, you can choose a soothing voice-guided meditation. 

Made for iPhone and Android

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Fooducate

Fooducate is an app all about educating people so that they make healthier food choices.  Although not perfect, this app is easy to use (you can even take pictures of bar codes to instantly find foods in their database).  It gives food a letter grade, tells you the pluses and minuses, and gives you better ranked alternatives.  You can also use it as a weight loss tool by tracking your daily calories. 

Made for iPhone and Android

 
 

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