Healthiest cities in the United States

Healthiest cities in the United States

by Posted on: May 29, 2013Categories: LiveWell 24/7   

The Twin Cities — Minneapolis-St.Paul — are the healthiest, fittest cities in the USA for the third year in a row, according to an analysis of the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the USA.

Other top fit cities: Washington, D.C., Portland, San Francisco and Denver.

The annual American Fitness Index, out today from the American College of Sports Medicine, is based on a number of health behaviors including smoking, exercise, obesity rates, chronic health problems and access to health care. It also looks at the environment including availability of parks, recreational facilities, walking trails and farmers’ markets. The fitness index was designed by health and medical experts.

For more information and a visual guide of the healthiest and unhealthiest cities in America, please click here.


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