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Connecticut city among fattest, laziest cities in the country

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Hartford ranked 83rd on RoadSnacks' list of the fattest and laziest states. (Wikicommons photo) Hartford ranked 83rd on RoadSnacks' list of the fattest and laziest states. (Wikicommons photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A new study ranked the "fattest and laziest" cities in America and one Connecticut locale made the list.

RoadSnacks.net compiled the list.

Hartford appeared at number 83 with an obesity rate of 24.4 percent.

Topping the list was Hagerstown, MD, Dayton, OH and Orlando, FL, respectively.

Obesity is a serious problem in the United States, according to health officials. Nearly 66 percent of the population is either overweight or obese.

However, many Americans work more hours per day than the rest of the world - close to 45 hours each week.

RoadSnacks said it looked at the most concentrated metro areas using this criteria:

  • Obesity rate
  • Unemployment rate
  • Number of fast food outlets per capita
  • Geo-located Tweets that mention #Obese or #Lazy

In an earlier study by RentApplication.com, Opelousas was ranked the most overweight city in American. There were five Louisiana communities in the top 25 of that list.

The RoadSnacks research took laziness into account for its new study.

According to the study, the skinniest and hardest working cities in America were:

  1. Bismarck, ND
  2. Midland, TX
  3. Sioux Falls, SD
  4. Lewiston, ID
  5. Peabody, MA

RoadSnacks called the study "an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment."

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