America's Fittest and Fattest Cities.

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    Jan 15, 2009 9:05 PM GMT
    Where does your city rank? Omaha took a surprising #9 spot. icon_biggrin.gif


    Here's the link.

    http://www.mensfitness.com/lifestyle/215
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    Jan 15, 2009 9:14 PM GMT
    Philly #20 --- FATTEST!

    Not surprising.

    Cream Cheese, Cheesteaks, Soft Pretzels. What did you expect?
  • joggerva

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    Jan 15, 2009 9:19 PM GMT
    Virginia Beach #10 Fittest.

    Not bad - it's funny that it faults us for not skiing. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 15, 2009 9:20 PM GMT
    From what is bad about Portland, OR
    ArticlePortland has 22 percent more pizza places per capita than the average among cities in our survey.

    Portland has the 2nd lowest cheerleading participation rate of any city in our survey, 79 percent lower than average.


    Apparently, pizza and cheerleading keep some cities on the brink of obesity.
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    Jan 15, 2009 9:20 PM GMT
    I'm not surprised that so many of the fittest cities are in the West. Chalk one up for the outdoors ethic of the West that gets so many people out of their houses.
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    Jan 15, 2009 9:23 PM GMT
    San Francisco - #12 Fittest
  • joggerva

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    Jan 15, 2009 9:24 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidFrom what is bad about Portland, OR
    ArticlePortland has 22 percent more pizza places per capita than the average among cities in our survey.

    Portland has the 2nd lowest cheerleading participation rate of any city in our survey, 79 percent lower than average.


    Apparently, pizza and cheerleading keep some cities on the brink of obesity.


    Ahahaha! I wonder what the algorithm looks like when we got results like this:

    ArticleResidents don't have far to go to find a park: Virginia Beach has 253 municipal parks, among the most of any city on a per capita basis, according to our exclusive survey of municipal park departments.


    ArticleVirginia Beach scored poorly in our Motivation category for weak participation in outdoor activities despite plenty of open space.


    Yay points for parks! - uh oh, nobody uses them!
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    Jan 15, 2009 9:26 PM GMT
    D.C. #18 fittest
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    Jan 15, 2009 9:38 PM GMT
    #4 Denver/Boulder
  • Sayrnas

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    Jan 15, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
    Austin Tejas 17th fittest

    Boo ya!
  • coloboyz

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    Jan 15, 2009 9:48 PM GMT
    Houston. # 6 Fattest.

    And to think - moved here from Denver, #4 fittest.

    Damn it.
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    Jan 15, 2009 9:49 PM GMT
    These guys must be wasted when they think up the criteria for these rankings.
    I think I'd just get some street-level video and work up some BMI estimates or height/girth ratios. Maybe pretty soon we can hack into the scanners at the airport for this.

    BTW: Naturally there are a relatively large number of pizza joints in PDX... but it's just a consequence of having the most breweries of any city. As long as you ride your bike there and back, it's all good.
  • TexanMan82

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    Jan 15, 2009 9:55 PM GMT
    Elderthlas saidAustin Tejas 17th fittest

    Boo ya!


    I'm a little upset we're only 17th. We need to be higher (lower?).
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    Jan 15, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
    After living in WI forever and having been to Milwaukee several time, I'm completely shocked its the 11th fittest city in the country and it makes me scared to see what the less fit cities look like icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 15, 2009 10:01 PM GMT
    Houston use to be the Fattest... lol i guess we wised up and got some gyms.. now they go to gyms..lol
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    Jan 15, 2009 10:02 PM GMT
    Elderthlas saidAustin Tejas 17th fittest

    Boo ya!


    The land of beer, bbq and tex mex comes in #17 (we've been around #2 for numerous recent years). Love it.
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    Jan 15, 2009 10:03 PM GMT
    I haven't seen fat people in San Diego... i think this survey is off ...!!!icon_question.gif|
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    Jan 15, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
    My hometown El Paso is 7th fattest

    Where I now live, Denver, is 4th fittest
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    Jan 15, 2009 11:08 PM GMT
    Cleveland and Saint Louis are 15 and 16 I love it! I am so happy.
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    Jan 15, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    justinono saidSan Francisco - #12 Fittest


    Funny how we go from #1 to #12 in a matter of like 2 years......
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    Jan 15, 2009 11:17 PM GMT
    where is nyc? lol
    prolly in one of the fattest
  • Roch_Athlete

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    Jan 16, 2009 10:06 AM GMT
    I've lived in 2 of the top 3 and also St Louis (16, which I don't believe). I'm not surprised by Minneapolis. I was driving there yesterday, when the low temp was 20 below, and there were people riding their bikes. I see that all the time there.

    One of the ones I'm surprised about is NYC. It's usually one of the more fit cities. Lots of walking, parks, and plenty of vanity.

    But I'm always a bit skeptical about these surveys. It's a good guideline on activity levels, but doesn't necessarily correspond to fat/fit rates. They use things such as miles of trails, number of gyms per capita, etc to get their results, and not actual fitness data. But overall, it would seem to be fairly accurate.

  • gymguy81

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    Jan 16, 2009 10:46 AM GMT
    Boston MA #14
  • jc_online

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    Jan 16, 2009 11:27 AM GMT
    Cleveland's #15 fittest! Amazing , 'cause I see lots of fat people around here...icon_eek.gif
  • RITS

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    Jan 16, 2009 11:32 AM GMT
    Minneapolis #3 FITTEST???? icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif Are they on crack? hmmm I was shocked to read that.