Mexico overtakes USA in 'Battle of the Bulge'
EUGENE, Ore. -- The US has lost a title, but that's not such a bad thing. America's adults are no longer the largest.
Mexico has just overtaken the US in the battle of the bulging bellies.
But, that doesn't mean you can start slacking off on your health routine.
According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, Mexico has the highest percentage of obese adults.
32.8% of Mexican adults are considered obese.
A long-time front runner, American adults are now weighing in at #2, with a grand total of 1% fewer obese adults.
But that's not necessarily reason to celebrate.
Though Mexico has passed the US, some people we spoke said it may still be time to start working out.
According to the report, the US hasn't necessarily made great improvements in obesity rates.
We've pretty much plateaued, while Mexico saw a spike.
Sherri Graham, the director of Monarch Medical Weight Loss Center in Eugene, says your health begins with you. "It has to start with what we put on our table at home," she said.
Some believe that the fact we haven't seen a jump in obesity rates means Americans are starting to take their health seriously. "I think Americans have done a really good job on getting on the bandwagon," said Kathy Bronson, owner of Ultimate Fitness. "In the past 10 years, the whole health and wellness business has just boomed."
Both Bronson and Graham agree that with some better diets and a little more activities, Americans can fall even further on the list of the fattest.
Both women said one of the best things you can do is to make small choices on a daily basis, like fruit instead of dessert or stairs instead of the escalator.