However, a new Gallup-Healthways poll found that of 190 metro areas surveyed nationwide, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk was one of only three that met the minimum standard of a 15 percent obesity rate.
The other two metro areas are in Colorado, although now that the state has legalized the recreational use of marijuana, I would expect the munchies will take their toll.
Another study I came across identified "The 10 Fittest Cities for Baby Boomers." The headline, obviously, was a bit confusing.
Did it mean the city is a good fitness fit for boomers who are into staying fit? Or did it mean the city itself is fit, you know lean government, low metabolic tax rate, six pack abs from budget crunches?
As it turns out, a city's boomer fitness level was determined by such things as life expectancy, medical care, and health insurance, and not just the dedication of sweating boomers spinning in place to blasts from the past.
Anyway, the fittest city in the country for baby boomers is San Jose.
It is, of course, almost impossible for a baby boomer to utter San Jose without thinking "do you know the way," which then leads to the song, which may now be stuck in your head and for that I do apologize while offering the following just to get you started:
"L.A. is a great big freeway.
"Put a hundred down and buy a car.
"In a week, maybe two, they'll make you a star."
In case you are wondering, the honor for fattest metro region belongs to McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas, where 38.8 percent of the population is obese.
You'll never guess who comes in second — no, not wherever Paula Dean is from —- Binghamton, N.Y., which is just a crispy chicken leg behind at 37.6 percent.
"Weeks turn into years, how quick they pass
"And all the stars that never were
"Are parking cars and pumping gas."