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Washington D.C. is the fittest US city

Capitol Building U.S. CongressWashington D.C. has topped the rankings as the fittest city in the U.S. for the third year in a row, among 50 largest metropolitan areas. According to the American Fitness Index, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Denver followed close behind as second and third-fittest cities.

The report shows that people who live in these three cities tend to take more often and longer walks, use public transportation instead of personal cars, have greater access to parks, other recreational areas and outdoor activities, eat healthier and have lower diabetes-related and cardiovascular health issues. In addition, Washington has a low smoking rate which helped him outrun his competitor cities.

On the other end of the ranking, many of the cities are located in the South and Midwest, mainly because of lack of recreational parks. Indianapolis and Oklahoma City came last.

The ranking is based on health behaviors, such as walking and exercising, diet, as well as environmental elements, access to parks and recreational activities.

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