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Alexandria Is One Of Areas Losing The Most Weight - Source Patch

Posted on Jan 10,2018
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By Emily Leayman

Obesity is becoming a widespread concern across the U.S. with more than one in three adults considered to be obese. But those living in Alexandria don't have much to worry about.

A new 24/7 Wall St report ranks counties gaining and losing the most weight using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alexandria is fifth in the latter category, among dozens of counties and jurisdictions reporting a lower obesity rate than a decade ago and falling below the average 27.7 percent nationwide rate. The city has seen its obesity rate drop from 21.5 percent in 2004 to 20.1 percent in 2013.

Alexandria's 14.7 percent of adults that do not exercise in their free time is one of the smallest shares among any U.S. county, declining by nearly four percentage points in the last 10 years.

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