Top 16 Fittest U.S. Cities

Summer is winding down – time to make the most out of having fun outdoors. And there’s nothing like watching the athletes at the Beijing Olympic Games to give one a little incentive to get into shape before the summer is over.

Ever wonder which cities are the fittest in this fitness-obsessed nation?  Did your home town make one of the Top 16 Fittest U.S. Cities?

  1. San Francisco
  2. Seattle
  3. Boston
  4. Washington, DC
  5. Atlanta
  6. Philadelphia
  7. Chicago
  8. Dallas / Fort Worth
  9. New York City
  10. Miami / Ft. Lauderdale
  11. Phoenix
  12. Indianapolis
  13. Houston
  14. Los Angeles
  15. Riverside, CA
  16. Detroit

Source: American College of Sports Medicine

A number of health indicators were taken into consideration, including the percentage of people who exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, eat the recommended daily servings of fruit and vegetables, have access to healthcare, have health insurance and don’t smoke. Other factors included the environment, including the availability of parks, walking/bike trails and public transportation.

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