I wonder why some states are leaner. At first I thought maybe it had to do with outdoorsy activity, but after thinking about it I don't think that is a major factor.
- Depression levels
- Public image consciousness (esp NY and CA)
Well...it seems Michigan is one of the pudgy states. The economy is bad...so people eat. It's comfort food. McDonald's has a great $1 menu (so I've heard.)
You leave for work in the morning...it's dark outside. You leave work at 5...it's already dark outside. So, other than the weekends you don't see the sun (unless you sit by a window). You drive home in the dark and you sit down to eat...and because it so dark you assume it's bedtime...so with a full tummy you go to sleep.
It's cold in the winter....so, you eat and get almost no exercise. Sure folks exercise in the summer...we are a great outdoors state. However, when the bitter winter sets in...other than the diehards who go skiing and aren't afraid of their noses freezing off....the rest of us hibernate for 1/2 the year.
Ergo....the extra curvy figures.