Gallup-Healthways announced that according to their 2012 surveys, a state known for its stunning outdoor vistas and mountainous terrain has the smallest percentage of citizens who are obese. States here are listed in order from thinnest to fattest - keep clicking to find out where your state ranks. (Thinkstock/George Doyle)
On Wednesday, Gallup-Healthways announced that according to their 2012 surveys, a state known for its stunning outdoor vistas and mountainous terrain has the smallest percentage of citizens who are obese - just 18.7 percent.
On the other end of the scale is another state known for its scenic vistas - think of it as "almost heaven" - with an obesity rate approaching twice that of the thinnest state: 33.5 percent. Where does your state rank on the list? Click the slideshow above to find out.
As part of the surveys conducted for the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Americans were asked their height and weight. These responses were used to determine respondents' Body Mass Index (BMI), which then determined where states were ranked on the list.
Gallup-Healthways previously published a ranking of states by how happy they were in 2012.
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The Happiest State in America: Hawaii. With a well-being score of 71.1 Hawaii was named the happiest state in the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being survey. States are listed here in order from most to least happy. (Credit: Medioimages/Photodisc)