Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Stilwell Put the Twin Cities over the Top

The Atlantic: "The fittest metro in America is Minneapolis-St. Paul, according to the annual American Fitness Index™ (AFI), just released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The Twin Cities finished third last year; this year they pushed perennial winner Washington, DC into second place. Their winning rank reflects the cities' relatively low (and rapidly-diminishing) smoking rate, their above-average percentage of regular exercisers, moderate-to-low rates of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and other chronic concerns, and rising share of farmers' markets (indicative of a trend towards healthier dining). Boston takes the bronze, with Portland, Oregon fourth and Denver in fifth place. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Oklahoma City ranks as America's least fit metro, followed by Louisville, Memphis, Birmingham, and Detroit."


Anonymous said...

Ha! If they depended on Stilwell they'd be in serious trouble.


Deb said...

New Orleans isn't in the bottom five? Amazing!

Rusty said...

I think it may have been me that caused DC to drop to second.