The Least Healthy City in Texas May Surprise You
This list of the Least Healthy Cities In Every State has us looking in the mirror.
I'm willing to be that many people make an effort to live healthier lives in the new year. For me, I want to tackle my habit of celebrating or comforting myself with food. This usually leads to overeating and consuming too many calories/sugar and ultimately leaves me feeling terrible. That's one small change that I can make to be healthier.
Texarkana may have to work a little harder.
That's right. According to MSN.com, Texarkana is the least healthy city in the state of Texas. The website looks a unhealthy variables like smoking, obesity, premature death and even being uninsured to compile their list of the Least Healthy City in Every State. Texarkana alone has the second highest obesity rate in the state of Texas. This obesity rate is also higher than the national average. If that wasn't enough, we also boast the second highest smoking rate in the state, which is also higher than the national average.
Here are Texarkana's numbers in each category measured by MSN:
Premature Death Rate: 488.1 per 100,000 residents
Adult Obesity Rate: 33.5%
Uninsured Rate: 17.4%
Adult Smoking Rate: 18.2%