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The Fittest Cities in America

Travel + Leisure has released its list of America's "fittest" cities.

"Now in its fifth year, the survey spans 30 U.S. cities and delivers up-to-date opinions from the American public on such categories as local attractions and family getaways, even holiday travel and the intelligence quotients of residents. Not surprisingly, the number of natural features, the quality of the cities' green spaces, walkability, and more were all factors in deciding which U.S. cities are in top form."

The top three fittest cities are Denver, Portland, and Austin.

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fittest cities? what about obesity rates for those cities?

The article describes cities based upon user preferences. It would be best if the analysis would take into account obesity rates for each city as well. Miami, for example, is in one of the most obese counties in the State of Florida. Half of the cities on the list are not very pedestrian friendly. It's been proven that cities in which people walk as part of their daily routines are less likely to have health problems associated with being overweight.

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