As of 2017, 25.7 percent of New Yorkers were obese. While this percentage is lower than a few years ago when obesity rates topped at 27 percent (2014), but in recent years numbers have steadily increased. Based on the 2017 numbers, if New York houses eight million people, more than two million are considered obese.
When you look at the county as a whole, residents need to lose, on average, 61 pounds to achieve a “normal” weight. The state and country averages are 56 and 59 pounds, respectively. That means the county average is 10 percent higher than the state average and 4 percent higher than the country average.
What’s interesting about Livingston County, New York is that men and women appear to be fighting the same struggle with obesity, based on statistics collected anonymously by Dietspotlight.com from the more than 30 million visitors a year. Data included was reported by men and women searching for aid in losing weight or improving overall health via supplements, diet pills, exercise programs, and other similar products and services.
The average male county resident weighs 227 pounds and has a body mass index (BMI) of 32.
The average female county resident weighs 188 pounds and has a BMI of 32.
BMI is calculated using height and weight, which is why men and women can be of different weights, but have the same BMI. The highest “healthy” BMI is 24.9, according to current health standards from the US government.
For the last 10 years, Dietspotlight has worked with a single mission in mind — help as any people as possible find the resources they need to reach their health and weight-loss goals. To ensure all research cited is 100 percent accurate, the company works with a dedicated team of unbiased nutrition and medical professionals as part of the company’s medical review board.
(Some experts on the board include Devon Golem RD, Natalie Rizzo RD, Anthony Dugarte MD, and Summer Banks FNS, SPT.)