America’s 10 “Biggest and Beautiful” Cities (According To Science)

10. Indianapolis, IN 

9. Baltimore, MD 

8. Pittsburgh, PA 

7. New Orleans, LA 

6. Louisville, KY 

5. Columbus, OH 

4. Virginia Beach, VA 

3. San Antonio, TX 

2. Richmond, VA 

1. Memphis, TN 

The methodology: 

To compile the list of the fattest cities in America, we turned to Gallup’s Well-Being Index, one of the most comprehensive studies of American health and happiness. The study, published early last year, provides the percentage of the population that’s obese, as well as other integral health indicators such as frequency of exercise and diabetes prevalence, for more than 50 large metro areas. The locales were ranked based on obesity, but we listed other factors for reference.