1) Memphis This southern city on the banks of the Mississippi lands first on our list after ranking in the top 10 of each of our categories. Though efforts are underway to improve parks and outdoor recreation areas, the whole of Memphis hasn’t quite caught up with the area’s new vision. Slightly behind the national rate of 66%, about 65% of the city’s population is obese or overweight, and residents average 41 hours of television watching per week. It also ranked close to the top where physical inactivity was concerned: when asked, 30% of its inhabitants hadn’t exercised regularly.

Most Sedentary Cities