Baltimore is America's Fittest City; Chicago the Fattest

by Medindia Content Team on  January 9, 2006 at 12:52 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Baltimore is America's Fittest City; Chicago the Fattest
Baltimore has been named America's fittest city by Men's Fitness magazine, and Chicago America's fattest.

According to the ranking accorded by the Men's Fitness magazine, the top fittest cities behind Baltimore were Honolulu, Virginia Beach, Va., Tucson, and Milwaukee. The top fattest cities behind Chicago were Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas and Houston, the magazine said.

Last year, Baltimore was ranked as the 25th fittest city on a list of Top 25. It climbed to the lead of this year's list because it was favored by new factors that were taken into account in determining the rankings, such as access to health care; air quality; amount of public park space; relatively small number of fast-food restaurants, and the leadership of Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley.

Last year's fittest city, Seattle, dropped to No. 8 position. Chicago took over the lowest spot from Houston.


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