6. Corpus Christi, TX
Julia Castronova, OD, FAAO
Corpus Christi and other Texas cities in general
, usually cannot escape the top of the list of unhealthiest or fattest cities. There is an abundance of fast food restaurants, chain restaurants, barbeque, and fried food with limited healthy options.
The standard American diet set the standard here, and it is evident in our patient population where diabetes and hypertension are very prevalent. The city itself is spread out and does not have the greatest walkability or available bike lanes. The weather is often hot, and the majority of people here are just not that active.