Some cities have higher concentrations of crap-giving citizens than other, as revealed in a new report by the American College of Sports Medicine. The report rates and ranks 50 American cities in terms healthiness, considering factors like community fitness, personal fitness, and personal health.
So which modern American metropolises are the fittest of the fit?
10. San Diego, California
Strengths: Farmers markets on farmers markets, not a lot of smokers, and San Diegoans love their fruits and veggies.
9. Hartford, Connecticut
Strengths: Hartford students are in tougher PE classes, there’s more parkland, and more people bike or walk to work.
8. Salt Lake City, Utah
Strengths: So many activities! Salt Lake City has park playgrounds, dog parks, golf courses, tennis courts, and baseball diamonds a-plenty.
7. Boston, Massachusetts
Strengths: Lots of people walk and bike to work, and less Boston peeps smoke. Could be higher on the list if not for the Boston Creme donut.
6. Seattle, Washington
Strengths: Seattle-tonians(?) love their farmers’ markets, and the city is super pedestrian-friendly, meaning more parks, dogs, and places to ride your bike.
5. San Francisco, California
Strengths: Citizens of San Francisco are veggie fiends, and that might be because there are farmers’ markets EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK (GET IT???).
4. Portland, Oregon
Strengths: When Portland residents aren’t riding their unicycles around town, they’re eating meals featuring high-quality, organic ingredients.
3. Denver, Colorado
Strengths: Denver should be proud of its higher percentage of any physical activity or exercise in the last 30 days and lower percent obesity rate.
2. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Strengths: Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean Minneapolites aren’t walking and biking to work, and enjoying the great outdoors all around the city.
1. Washington, D.C.
Strengths: Michelle Obama alone helps bring the whole city’s average health up. It’s the third year in a row that D.C. is the healthiest city in America, thanks to great scores in most major categories.