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10 Fittest Cities

Chet

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Here's the offsetting results for the Ten Fittest Cities, according to Men's Fitness magazine:

2003
1. Honolulu
2. Seattle
3. San Francisco
4. Colorado Springs, Colo.
5. San Diego
6. Portland, Ore.
7. Denver
8. Virginia Beach, Va.
9. Tucson, Ariz.
10. Sacramento


2002
1. Colorado Springs, Colo.
2. Denver
3. San Diego
4. Seattle
5. San Francisco
6. Virginia Beach, Va.
7. Honolulu
8. Sacramento, Calif.
9. Albuquerque, N.M.
10. Boston


2001
1. San Diego
2. San Francisco and Honolulu {tie}
4. Seattle
5. Minneapolis
6. Denver
7. Boston
8. Virginia Beach, Va.
9. Portland, Ore.
10. Washington, D.C.
 

Jeff

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These are all cities with military bases aren't they???
 

BKM

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Not really. SF and Portland don't really have a substantial military presence any more (although my employer an hour northeast, Fairfield, certainly does). Nor, as a proportion of population, do Seatlle, Portland, or Tuscon.

Overall, the reason seems obvious: outdoor oriented lifestyles, and a "good" climate. How can you do much exercise in the summer in Atlanta or Houston? Yuck.
 
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