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(Huffington Post)   New study says that people living at higher altitudes are thinner. Especially if the higher altitude is a third floor walk up   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 22
    More: Interesting, Colorado, International Journal of Obesity, Centers for Disease Control  
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2013-02-14 09:58:00 AM
Being an easy casual drive away from an awesome trail for hiking or climbing does a lot to motivate.  I run around the track or the neighborhood after work (~26 minutes after work).  At the track, there is hardly anyone working out.  The sidewalk around the neighborhood isn't much more crowded.  And there aren't too many trails in the area that are any more interesting than the track.  If I were in Colorado, there's no way I would be doing my daily workout on a boring circular track.
 
2013-02-14 10:18:06 AM
Need to find people who've moved to or from Colorado more than three years ago.
 
2013-02-14 10:19:45 AM

UberDave: I run around the track or the neighborhood after work (~26 minutes after work)


I see what you did there.
 
2013-02-14 10:27:56 AM

wildcardjack: Need to find people who've moved to or from Colorado more than three years ago.


I moved to Colorado from Ohio about two years ago, and have lost almost 40 lbs. Moved at about 225, and hover around 185 now. The combination of sun between Oct-March and lots of year round outdoor activities helps me keep it off (and having a lab pup).
 
2013-02-14 10:29:50 AM
Not in colorado. Too many munchies.
 
2013-02-14 10:38:14 AM

holdmybones: wildcardjack: Need to find people who've moved to or from Colorado more than three years ago.

I moved to Colorado from Ohio about two years ago, and have lost almost 40 lbs. Moved at about 225, and hover around 185 now. The combination of sun between Oct-March and lots of year round outdoor activities helps me keep it off (and having a lab pup).


In statistics we call that a confounding variable. I'd be willing to bet that people who get a large dog lose weight just keeping up with them.
 
2013-02-14 10:49:43 AM
Well, half of Ethiopia is at about 4000 feet.
 
2013-02-14 11:49:51 AM
CSB:  Moved to Denver from Detroit almost 4 years ago, am now 50 pounds lighter.
 
2013-02-14 12:00:03 PM

wildcardjack: holdmybones: wildcardjack: Need to find people who've moved to or from Colorado more than three years ago.

I moved to Colorado from Ohio about two years ago, and have lost almost 40 lbs. Moved at about 225, and hover around 185 now. The combination of sun between Oct-March and lots of year round outdoor activities helps me keep it off (and having a lab pup).

In statistics we call that a confounding variable. I'd be willing to bet that people who get a large dog lose weight just keeping up with them.


My dogs are 19 pounds and 8 pounds, respectively.  They do get walked everyday however.
 
2013-02-14 12:06:05 PM
I wish we could all live in the mountains at high altitude. That's where I see myself in five years. How about you?
 
2013-02-14 12:18:21 PM
I'm trying to convince my in-laws to move their business to Colorado so that I can get my wife to agree to living there.  That state is pretty awesome.
 
2013-02-14 01:24:56 PM
Yeah right. Walking up to my apartment every day after I walk home from work has not prevented me from being fat.
 
2013-02-14 02:45:37 PM

adenosine: Yeah right. Walking up to my apartment every day after I walk home from work has not prevented me from being fat.


I thought a 4 story walk-up would be cool. But it's just a pain in the ass.

//I also go up and down 22 flights of stairs at work due to a crippling fear of elevators, but that doesn't really make me not fat. I imagine my cardio-vascular system kicks ass, though.
///I will need new knees soon.
 
2013-02-14 02:56:39 PM
The altitude isn't the only thing in Colorado that's high.
 
2013-02-14 03:17:13 PM
Lower amount of oxygen does wierd things to your brain.
 
2013-02-14 03:36:24 PM

mcreadyblue: Lower amount of oxygen does wierd things to your brain.


You definitely get more mileage out of alcohol at altitude.  Actually, maybe that has something to do with it.
 
2013-02-14 07:15:57 PM
Larry Niven called theseCrashlanders.
 
2013-02-14 07:36:48 PM
Elevation. Not altitude. For the last. farking. Time.
 
2013-02-14 08:40:55 PM
I'd probably be tubbier if I still lived in Kansas City.

Live at 6700 feet, work at 8400 feet.

It is entertaining watching big chubby tourists try to get around up here. We'll take their tourism money all the same though.
 
2013-02-14 08:56:57 PM
ok, that 3rd floor walk up line was damn funny.
 
2013-02-15 01:23:27 AM
There basically aren't any fat people in Boulder, Louisville, Denver, Fort Collins or the various mountain towns (i.e. the parts of Colorado worth living in). To make that 20% obesity rate accurate, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Greeley etc must have some of the highest obesity rates in the country. I never realized those places were quite that bad. Something is odd about that statistic.
 
2013-02-15 02:09:07 AM
Moved back to Texas Dec 2009, weighed 200 pounds, now weigh 235. I believe this study.
 
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