The Average American is 25% Homer Simpson

According to the CDC, one in four American adults does not exercise.

At all.


Kinda like America’s anti-hero – Homer Simpson

And according to the CDC’s data, this lack of activity is most prevalent in southern and Appalachian states.

Those exact same states which also have the highest rates of diagnosed diabetes and obesity.


Does anyone see a connection?


Douglas Robb

Doug Robb is a personal trainer, a fitness blogger and author, a competitive athlete, and a student of nutrition and exercise science. He's also the co-founder of the Hive Health Media. Since 2008, Doug has expanded his impact by bringing his real-world experience online via the health & fitness blog – Health Habits.

3 thoughts on “The Average American is 25% Homer Simpson

  • February 20, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I think today’s technology that allows us to enjoy being a couch potato is something everyone should be aware of. However, its still our choice whether we want spend the rest of our lives sitting in front of the TV and investing everything to our belly fat.

  • February 19, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Sorry, I forgot to say that some people simply cannot exercise enough like stroke survivors and other people with mobility problems.

  • February 17, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    That’s rather scary. I stopped watching The Simpsons because I couldn’t cope with Homer’s deliberate stupidity anymore.

    I wonder what the CDC considers exercise? I don’t exercise formally. No jogging or Stairmaster for me. But do house chores while carrying a 6 month-old count? I do everything while strapping her to my back or carrying her on my hip. We’re never more than 12 inches apart during the day. I hope that counts! I don’t want to be another Homer Simpson.



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