The Fittest U.S. City Is…

by | June 2, 2014 at 11:34 AM | Health


By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

The fittest city in the US also happens to be the capital. So says this year’s American Fitness Index, the work of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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The report scores cities based on a range of factors, including chronic health problems like diabetes; healthy and not-so-healthy behaviors, like diet and smoking; local recreational spots, like playgrounds; use of public transportation; and amount of parkland, USA Today reports.

Washington, DC, comes out on top after three years of victory for Minneapolis-St. Paul, which this year comes in second.

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The rest of the top five:

3. Portland, Oregon

4. Denver

5. San Francisco

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And the bottom five of the country’s 50 biggest cities:

46. Nashville

47. Indianapolis

48. Oklahoma City

49. Louisville

50. Memphis

Click for the full list.

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