There is always one New Year's resolution that everyone wants to accomplish in the new year, losing weight.

The year 2020 made losing weight for a lot of people difficult since most fitness centers were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 was everyone's comeback year in the gym. However, being overweight or obese is still a major problem in America that's slowly becoming the new normal.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released new data that shows "more than seven in 10 U.S. adults aged 20 and older are either overweight or obese." Despite this unfortunate news, "rates are lower for children and adolescents." However, even these numbers have risen drastically in the past few decades.

Our friends at WalletHub recently determined the most overweight and obese states in the country based on the data from the CDC. Historically, Mississippi has held the title for being the most overweight and obese state in the country. Well here's the good news for them, Mississippi is no longer at the top of this list.

WalletHub's new "2021's Most Overweight & Obese States in America" list indicates that the state of West Virginia now holds the top position.

The new list of the top ten most overweight & obese states in America includes:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Mississippi
  3. Arkansas
  4. Kentucky
  5. Alabama
  6. Tennessee
  7. Delaware
  8. Louisiana
  9. South Carolina
  10. Oklahoma

As for South Dakota, the state ranks at number 33 on WalletHub's list. That's really awesome! South Dakota’s neighbor, the state of Iowa is actually number 16 on WalletHub's list for the most overweight & obese states in America.

South Dakota is also one of the top states that has the lowest percentages of adults with Type 2 Diabetes and high cholesterol.

Keep working hard in the gym and eating healthy, South Dakota! It's paying off!


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13 Famous Iowans

It's a great day for Iowans. The first ever Major League Baseball game was played in Dyersville, Iowa last night (August 12) in The Field of Dreams game and it was awesome!

What a great way to showcase a beautiful state and celebrate the hospitality of Iowans.

Iowa may seem far away from Tinsel Town, but The Hawkeye State has produced many famous actors, musicians, and athletes!

The following 13 are just the tip of the iceberg!

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