Sunday, January 04, 2004Who knew that the physical layout of a city had anything to do with health? Apparently Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who told reporters his theory about why Detroit had been named America's fattest city by Men's Health: "We're not a walking city," Kilpatrick said, adding that this was because Detroit is "the automotive capital of the world." More:
"Our city is the automotive capital of the world," he told television station WXYZ. "The culture here is you walk out of your house, you get in your car or you take a bus and you go where you're going."
Kilpatrick, a former college offensive lineman with about 300 pounds on his 6-foot-4 frame, said he "will lead by example" to encourage city residents to lose weight. He plans to run a marathon in the coming year. ..."
> From USA Today: "Detroit eclipses Houston as fattest city"
> See also DetNews: "Detroiters defy makover mania, eat their way to broader horizons"
> Freep: "Detroit is No. 1 on fattest city list"
Also, travelers beware: "Region prepares for 8-12 inches of snow"
Posted by Rob at 10:11 AM