Bad News, Americans: We’re 15 Pounds Heavier Than We Were 20 Years Ago

Bad News, Americans: We're 15 Pounds Heavier Than We Were 20 Years Ago

Bad News, Americans: We're 15 Pounds Heavier Than We Were 20 Years Ago

You may want to put down that last slice of cake after reading this because, apparently, Americans are get fatter. Not skinnier — fatter.

You may be thinking, “But how, Lillian? HOW? ” Well, according to a federal report, men and women weigh 15 pounds more than they did 20 years ago.

Now, it’s no secretthat Americans have been on the chubbier side in our modern times, but this news is still kind of upsettingto hear.It’s making me second-guess my love forDouble Stuf Oreos. And that, I tell you, induces me bitter.

In the new report, researchers from the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics analyzed data regarding men and women in the US from 2011 through 2014.

They discovered that, while the average height of men and women hasn’t changed much in the last 20 years( the average for men was 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 4 inches for women ), the average weight has drastically increased.

So, basically, Americans are short and stout. We are teapots. This is tragic, yet not unexpected.

The average weight for men is now about 195.7 pounds, which is about 15 pounds more than the average male weighed 20 years ago. The median girl now weighs 168.5 pounds, which is 16 pounds heavier than the initial study that was conducted from 1988 to1994. Crazy stuff, right?

Similarly, children in America also weigh more than they did 20 years ago. Compared to 1988, 11 -year-old boys weigh 13 pounds more, while 11 -year-old girls weigh 7 pounds more. Yikes.

When it comes to their height, however, boys are about 1 inch taller than before, andgirls are roughly the same median height.

Obesity is still a huge and growing problem in theUS, but at the least games like Pokmon Gohave gottenAmericans on their feet.

And, who knows? Maybe this one overplayed game willinspire us allto hit the gym on the reginstead of watching “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”all day.

It probably won’t, though.* Sigh*

Anyway, thanks, America, for always stimulating it alittle harder for me to put my jeans on.

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Bad News, Americans: We're 15 Pounds Heavier Than We Were 20 Years Ago
Bad News, Americans: We're 15 Pounds Heavier Than We Were 20 Years Ago
Bad News, Americans: We're 15 Pounds Heavier Than We Were 20 Years Ago
Bad News, Americans: We're 15 Pounds Heavier Than We Were 20 Years Ago
Bad News, Americans: We're 15 Pounds Heavier Than We Were 20 Years Ago

Bad News, Americans: We're 15 Pounds Heavier Than We Were 20 Years Ago

Bad News, Americans: We're 15 Pounds Heavier Than We Were 20 Years Ago

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