I think the latest statistic for obesity in the USA is something like 65%. But, each area of the country could be more or less that figure. I know that where I am from I would bet that about 70% to 75% of everyone is overweight.
Just have to add another country to the list. Here in Sweden people are still quite fit imo, especially younger people, but the society is decaying quickly and obesity is really on the rise. Nothing compared to the US though.
'Overweight' is a very bad measure of fatness, as it based on Body Mass Index. The vast majority of readers here are considered 'overweight' by those standards because we carry a lot of muscle mass. Heck, even Brad Pitt is overweight by that standard.
Here in Cali things look a little brighter. Most 18-30 year olds I know aren't fat. They're either skinny or really skinny (with or without the 20-something-partier-potbelly) or lightly muscled. I have a small bone structure and am 6'4'', 220, 12% and my non-training friends call me 'big'. I say "no I'm not, not yet at least" and they say "yea dude, you are". I think that the general populace considers anyone with any degree of noticable muscle mass is 'big'.
The girls here are hit or miss. The average girl has a bit of 'partier' blub on her belly but is not fat. If they workout with any degree of regularity they usually look pretty damn good. If they workout intensely and on a regualr basis, fuckin' smoking!
I'm of the opinion that people, regardless of where they live, are generally lazy when it comes to physically exerting themselves and "mentally exerting" (i.e. discipline) themselves when it comes to proper nutrition. Sure, there are millions and millions of people everywhere that have very "physical" jobs, but how many of these people actually look completely "dialed in". Very few people in the world "get it".
"The average ppl here "look at", "talk of" but dont do a lot of sports."
This statement reminds me of the multitude of fat-bastard slobbish football 'experts' down my local pub. Speak to any of them and they'll all claim that they were on Man United's books before some mysterious and unfortunate injury prevented them from being the greatest player ever.