Is Kelowna the fittest?

The obesity epidemic continues to grow in this country and new numbers released Wednesday by Statistics Canada show that one in four Canadians are overweight.

StatsCan used a self-reported survey of body mass index (BMI) results that are a relative measure of height and weight. It found 24.8 per cent, or one in four Canadians, are obese – that means they have a BMI of more than 30.

The number of obese Canadians has risen 17.5 per cent since 2003.

Residents living in BC (20.4 per cent) and Quebec (22.8 per cent) had obesity rates below the national average and Kelowna was singled out for having the lowest rate in the country (17 per cent).

What do you think, is Kelowna the fittest in Canada? Take our poll.


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