Not only is Mississippi the hardest state to spell, it may also be the fattest. According to a recent article on CNN.com, Mississippi is the most obese state in the United States with an adult obesity rate of 33%. The state also has the highest rate of overweight and obese children in the U.S.
Paul Lacoste, a former professional football player, has launched his crusade to make Mississippi slim down. ”It’s time for Mississippi to get in shape and show the world we can beat obesity,” said Lacoste.
Lacoste is leading a 12-week fitness program for all of Mississippi while trying to avoid partisan politics. To learn more about Lacoste’s program, visit HERE. The entire CNN.com article can also be viewed HERE.