This is a study that may make you put down the soda, sit up and maybe do about 30 sit-ups.
Thirteen states will have obesity rates of 60% or more by 2030, according to the Trust for America's Health.
The state with the highest rate in 20 years will be Mississippi, where two out of every three Mississippians are expected to be considered obese. Right now, Mississippi has a rate around 35%.
Last year, the state with the lowest rate was Colorado (21%), but the Trust says that number will more than double to 45%. Passing laws and playing politics must burn the calories, because according to projections, Washington, D.C., will only have a rate of 33%.
Overall, this means that we will be spending more on medical conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and strokes that tend to shorten our lives.
The usual -- poor diet, nonexistent exercise and stress -- will likely be to blame for the rise, but the Trust says there are some steps the states could take. They call for better state and federal programs for nutrition and exercise initiatives.