H-HEALTHY LIVING

May 29, 2013 12:28 PM by Michael Handler; KSBY News

50 fittest cities in the United States

The Twin Cities are the fittest in the country, according to the American Fitness Index.

The American College of Sports Medicine created the rankings based on the top 50 metropolitan areas in the United States. The study took into account the environmental and physical health, the amount of parks, walking trails, and recreational facilities available in each city.

Researchers also looked at resident's smoking status, obesity levels, and chronic health problems.

Here is the top 50:

Ranking:
1. Minneapolis-St. Paul
2. Washington, D.C.
3. Portland, Ore.
4. San Francisco
5. Denver
6. Boston
7. Sacramento
8. Seattle
9. Hartford, Conn.
10. San Jose
11. Austin
12. Salt Lake City
13. Cincinnati
14. San Diego
15. Raleigh, N.C.
16. Pittsburgh
17. Baltimore
18. Virginia Beach
19. Cleveland
20. Richmond, Va.
21. Atlanta
22. Providence
23. Buffalo
24. New York City
25. Philadelphia
26. Milwaukee
27. Chicago
28. Kansas City, Mo.
29. Los Angeles
30. Columbus, Ohio
31. St. Louis
32. Nashville
33. Phoenix
34. Orlando
35. Riverside, Calif.
36. Charlotte
37. Jacksonville
38. New Orleans
39. Las Vegas
40. Tampa
41. Birmingham, Ala.
42. Miami
43. Houston
44. Dallas
45. Indianapolis
46. Memphis
47. Louisville
48. San Antonio
49. Detroit
50. Oklahoma City

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