As a peaceful warrior, I would choose when, where and how I would behave.
With that commitment, I began to live the life of a warrior.
~Dan Millman

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Health is a state of complete harmony of the
body, mind and spirit.
When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions,
the gates of the soul open.
~B.K.S. Iyengar

Serious statistics gang! Sit up and pay attention.

25 Fattest and fittest U.S. cities in the USA - full blurb

According to Men's Health
Top Fittest Cities

1. Salt Lake City, UT

2. Colorado Springs, CO

3. Minneapolis, MN

4. Denver, CO

5. Albuquerque, NM

6. Portland, OR

7. Honolulu, HI

8. Seattle, WA
9. Omaha, NE

10. Virginia Beach, VA

11. Milwaukee, WI

12. San Francisco, CA

13. Tucson, AZ

14. Boston, MA

15. Cleveland, OH

16. St. Louis, MO

17. Austin, TX

18. Washington, DC

19. Sacramento, CA

20. Oakland, CA

21. Atlanta, GA

22. Fresno, CA

23. Tampa, FL

24. Nashville-Davidson, TN

25. Pittsburgh, PA

Top Fattest Cities

1. Miami, FL

2. Oklahoma City, OK

3. San Antonio, TX

4. Las Vegas, NV

5. New York, NY

6. Houston, TX

7. El Paso, TX

8. Jacksonville, FL

9. Charlotte, NC

10. Louisville-Jefferson, KY

11. Memphis, TN

12. Detroit, MI

13. Chicago, IL

14. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

15. San Jose, CA

16. Tulsa, OK

17. Baltimore, MD

18. Columbus, OH

19. Raleigh, NC

20. Philadelphia, PA

21. L.A.-Long Beach, CA

22. Phoenix-Mesa, AZ

23. Indianapolis, IN
24. San Diego, CA

25. Kansas City, MO

How did your city do? Not looking too good here in sunny SD.
Whew! Are you the anomaly? Rock on! Being the example is a unique path to take, for your family and loved ones, for those who think that they can't but really can, for your circle of influence.

If not, take notice. Take a few of your own measurements. Whether it be on a scale, blood work, tape measure, body composition. Own it.

Then make a conscious choice, are you good, maybe just looking for a tweak her or there, could you use a little kick in the pants or do you need some serious guidance. Everyone will have different interests, tastes and goals. Find the ones that make you smile, give you a reason to get it done.

You should be the one, the individual, the one with the control, who is healthy and happy. Wherever you reside, keep it real, keep it simple, stay aware, take care of yourself.

If you are going to be a statistic, at least be a good one! ~j


JeffO said...

Wow, Austin ranks okay, but next-door, San Antonio is the pits! Very odd.
No surprise about Oklahoma. I was born there. It was always bad and I was horrified the last time I went there.
But the worst place I've EVER been to, was Lamar, Colorado. I swear half the population was morbidly obese - not just fat. They all looked at me like I was a freak. It was obvious that I wasn't from there.

jgirl said...

Even here is SoCal would think it was a haven of healthy bodies, but that is only show. Commercialism at its best.

My hubby and I traveled around the US quite a bit a few years back and I was shocked at the amount of jiggle that was present across the country.

Are we desensitized because we are keeping up with the Jones' on all fronts? I do think that it is a real indication of why so many people are on prescriptions meds and have multiple diagnosed health conditions.

Cheers to you for taking care and being an example. ~j