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America’s Fittest Cities

Which metropolitan area is America’s healthiest? You might guess it’s Los Angeles, what with all those washboard abs you see at Venice Beach, Santa Monica or Malibu. Or maybe Denver or Boulder, considering all the mountain biking, rock climbing and winter sports Colorado is famous for.
You’d be surprised. The fittest metro in America is Minneapolis-St. Paul, according to the annual American Fitness Index™ (AFI), just released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The Twin Cities finished third last year; this year they pushed perennial winner Washington, DC into second place. Their winning rank reflects the cities’ relatively low (and rapidly-diminishing) smoking rate, their above-average percentage of regular exercisers, moderate-to-low rates of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and other chronic concerns, and rising share of farmers’ markets (indicative of a trend towards healthier dining).

Woohoo! The Twin Cities is #1!

America’s Fittest Cities

Which metropolitan area is America’s healthiest? You might guess it’s Los Angeles, what with all those washboard abs you see at Venice Beach, Santa Monica or Malibu. Or maybe Denver or Boulder, considering all the mountain biking, rock climbing and winter sports Colorado is famous for.

You’d be surprised. The fittest metro in America is Minneapolis-St. Paul, according to the annual American Fitness Index™ (AFI), just released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The Twin Cities finished third last year; this year they pushed perennial winner Washington, DC into second place. Their winning rank reflects the cities’ relatively low (and rapidly-diminishing) smoking rate, their above-average percentage of regular exercisers, moderate-to-low rates of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and other chronic concerns, and rising share of farmers’ markets (indicative of a trend towards healthier dining).

Woohoo! The Twin Cities is #1!

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    represent!
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  8. soccercleatsandsquats reblogged this from shortmom and added:
    Ooh DC is 2nd! Nice.
  9. runningmyownrace reblogged this from shortmom and added:
    Yeah! I’m so proud of my hometown, Minneapolis. We get outside all winter long on our beautiful, plowed, free trail...
  10. offthepop reblogged this from blondebarbells and added:
    Hell yeah Denver!!!
  11. shortmom reblogged this from katiegirlchasesinfinity and added:
    Last place runner up. Winner winner, KFC chicken dinner.
  12. katiegirlchasesinfinity reblogged this from sarina-marie-health-y and added:
    Minny pride!!
  13. lojogetsfaster said: Portland, represent!
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  16. blondebarbells reblogged this from sarina-marie-health-y and added:
    It’s cold as eff where I live, but we run outside and are active anyway. I love living in the Twin Cities!
  17. sarina-marie-health-y reblogged this from iwillrunforfood and added:
    Represent!
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