In a U.S health report, Huntington West Virginia was ranked America’s fattest and unhealthiest city.
Nearly half the adults in Huntington’s five-county metropolitan area are obese. Huntington leads in a half-dozen other illness measures, too, including heart disease and diabetes. It even tops in the percentage of elderly people who have lost all their teeth (half of them have)
A local physician Dr. Thomas Dannal is trying to change the bad statistics. The local newspaper has called him “an exercise evangelist” for founding the city’s triathlon, marathon and other projects designed to make exercise popular and fun.