Brad Messer Commentary
Mens Fitness magazine has named Americas Fattest City, and it aint us.
Houston is fattest, for the third year.
The Alamo City ranks 13th in fatness. MF seems to put some thought into the rankings. They factor in nutrition levels, sports participation, junk food sales, smoking rates, TV watching, air quality, health care statistics and a bunch of other stuff.
They publish two lists of towns; Fattest and Fittest. We are 13th Fattest. Austin is 13th Fittest. Since last year, Austin came up 3 notches in fitness, and San Antonio fell 6 notches in fatness, so were both moving in the right direction now.
But year before last, we were a Fit city, not a Fat one. We were 25th on the list of the 25 Fittest Cities. Then I guess we hit the nachos and twelve-packs pretty heavy, because in twelve months we were bounced off the Fit list and put on the Fat list.
Here are three things Mens Fitness wrote about us:
One in five of us jog? Did yall really tell that magazine that one in five of us jogs? And they believed you? I wonder if theyd like to buy the Alamo from me...
Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.
Mens Fitness magazine article and resource materials HERE