The Fittest Cities

this is a top 20 list of fittest cities

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The Fittest Cities

Lincoln, Nebraska – not Burlington, Vermont – tops the chart

-Julie Ryan Evans

fit cityWho would have thought that the red-meat loving, fast-food-joint-
on-every-corner city I grew up in – Lincoln, Nebraska – would be the nation’s healthiest city?

But it’s true; the CDC says so.

According to their annual survey, 92.8 percent of residents report their health to be “good or better” and only 7.2 percent say their health is fair or poor.

Some news reports have inaccurately given the healthiest title to Burlington, Vermont, but that is based on data from the previous year. The capital city of the Cornhusker state is the rightful winner – sorry Ben&Jerry’s!

Huntington, W.V. came in is as the unhealthiest city.

Here’s the top 20:

1. Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area
2. Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
3. Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
4. Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan Statistical Area
5. Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
6. Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
7. Concord, NH Micropolitan Statistical Area
8. Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area
9. Barre, VT Micropolitan Statistical Area
10. Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA Metropolitan Division
11. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division
12. Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division
13. Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
14. Hilton Head Island-Beaufort, SC Micropolitan Statistical Area
15. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
16. Fort Collins-Loveland, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
17. Worcester, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
18. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
19. Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
20. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area

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