There are plenty of factors besides your desire to eat right and exercise that can affect the number on the scale. You know, things like how often free doughnuts show up in your break room or whether your partner has a penchant for keeping the freezer stocked with ice cream. (Having to tell yourself “no” over and over gets tough!)
And now you can add where you live to that list. Turns out that your location can have a significant impact on your weight in some pretty surprising ways. Here’s a look at how your neighborhood, city or town can influence your eating habits, fitness routine and more.