Let's face it: the pandemic caused things to happen to our bodies that we haven't gotten over yet. Almost 50 percent of people across the nation gained weight during the height of COVID-19 restrictions, according to a study published earlier this year by the National Library of Medicine. The CDC reported that over 13 percent of Americans are in poor, or at best fair, health overall.

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The states in the best shape have three things in common: low rates of obesity, low rates of heart disease or diabetes, and more places dedicated to exercise.

The Nation's Most Out of Shape Cities

Everyone likes to talk about exercise, but not everyone wants to do it. To determine the areas where weight-related problems are the worst, 100 metro areas in the United States were compared for obesity rates, general health, and the types of food eaten plus fitness levels. More information on the metrics used in the study is available here.

Here are the top 4 most out of shape cities in America, according to a study by WalletHub, a personal finance website:

5) Jackson, Miss.

4) Mobile, Ala.

3) Knoxville, Tenn.

2) Memphis, Tenn.

The Number One Most Out of Shape City in America

McAllen, Texas came in at the top of the list, according to WalletHub. There is almost a 45 percent share of overweight adults in the metro area of McAllen. See the full list here, and see a list of the cities in the United States that are best for an active lifestyle here.

Top 25 Delicious Foods & Drinks That Define The Great State of Texas!

There's more to Texas than just Dallas Cowboys and oil in fact, Texas has helped shape the taste of America. From BBQ, to Tex Mex to Ice Cream and beyond, Texas has introduced the rest of the U.S. to the Texas way of life through food. So what foods and drink make Texas so special? Let's take a look.

Top 20 Restaurants Central Texans Wish Would Come to Temple

A while back, I asked the good people of Temple if they could picture a good restaurant to fill the lot on North General Bruce Drive where the soon to be torn down Long John Silver's stood.

This was before it was announced that a Dutch Bros. Coffee location would open there (which was one of the places I predicted as a contender in our article).

So now Dutch Bros. is open in that spot, but the responses to my survey were interesting because they paint a picture of just how diverse Temple's population is. People recommended some familiar restaurants with locations in the surrounding area, but also a few I'd never even heard of.

Here are the top 20 results of the survey. Let's see what the good people of Temple are craving!

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