Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Blame It On The Bacon Grease

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The city of Huntington, West Virginia, has just been named America’s unhealthiest city, and their down-home country cookin’ is to blame.

Mayor David Felinton has taken the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s claim as a wake-up call, and admits that locals are carrying more junk in the trunk than they should be.

Felinton says the town’s southern culture is at fault for all the fatties walking around.

He explains, “We like our country food. We cook with bacon grease and eat biscuits and gravy. It’s part of our local culture.”

Huntington’s mining background also plays an important role in their tubby title.

He says, “You work a long day, and it’s often hard work, and you’re tired. You’re not likely to go to the gym or eat a salad.”

Felinton hopes the unflattering title will lead chunky residents to get fit and eat well.

He says, “It’s a call for people to live healthier. I’ve lost 92 pounds myself. We’re working on a wellness program for the city.”

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