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The 10 Fittest Cities in America

Did your city make the list of those with healthy and fit citizens?

Where do the fittest people live in this country? According to the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual American Fitness Index (AFI), these are the top 10 cities:
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Washington, D.C.
San Francisco
Hartford, Connecticut
Sacramento, California
Portland, Oregon
Austin, Texas
“For cities to compete for talent in the future and to provide a high quality of life for residents, it’s critical to regularly evaluate the infrastructure, community assets, policies and opportunities that encourage healthy and fit lifestyles,” says Walter Thompson, Ph.D., chair of the AFI Advisory Board. Cities are ranked based on a composite of preventive health behaviors, levels of chronic disease, access to health care, and community resources (such as parks) and policies that support physical activity.


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