Why are there no fat people in Vancouver?
I was vacationing in the Pacific NW last week and took a day trip to Vancouver. Not long into our drive there, my son made the comment that there are no fat people there. I started taking visual notes of all the people there and sure enough in 4 hours there I did not see one person I would call obese let alone fat.
I just did some research, and of course obesity is an epidemic in the US…you don’t need research to prove this out as it is quite obvious. Anyway, Canadians are catching up to the US in terms of obesity as in some provinces over 50% of their citizens are obese. But not in Vancouver. As this article stated, that only 12% of their population is considered obese.
I am perplexed by this contrast in stats. Why is this? What do Vancouverites know that we don’t know???