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Minneapolis area once again is ‘fittest city’

The Minneapolis area, home of the Juicy Lucy inside-out cheeseburger, has once again triumphed over other metro areas, ranking first in the annual American College of Sports Medicineís fit cities list. Itís the third consecutive year that the Twin Cities metro area has topped the list, which measures the health and community fitness status of the 50 largest U.S. cities. The group looks at several factors that contribute to health, including: smoking, obesity rates, access to health care, availability of parks, recreational facilities, walking trails, and farmersí markets. Tampa barely missed being in the bottom 10, coming in at No. 40. The entire rankings were:
1. Minneapolis-St. Paul 2. Washington 3. Portland, Ore. 4. San Francisco 5. Denver 6. Boston 7. Sacramento, Calif. 8. Seattle 9. Hartford, Conn. 10. San Jose, Calif. 11. Austin, Texas 12. Salt Lake City 13. Cincinnati 14. San Diego, Calif. 15. Raleigh, N.C. 16. Pittsburgh 17. Baltimore 18. Virginia Beach, Va. 19. Cleveland 20. Richmond, Va. 21. Atlanta 22. Providence, R.I. 23. Buffalo, N.Y. 24. New York 25. Philadelphia 26. Milwaukee 27. Chicago 28. Kansas City, Mo. 29. Los Angeles 30. Columbus, Ohio 31. St. Louis 32. Nashville, Tenn. 33. Phoenix 34. Orlando 35. Riverside, Calif. 36. Charlotte, N.C. 37. Jacksonville 38. New Orleans 39. Las Vegas 40. Tampa 41. Birmingham, Ala. 42. Miami 43. Houston 44. Dallas 45. Indianapolis 46. Memphis, Tenn. 47. Louisville, Ky. 48. San Antonio, Texas 49. Detroit 50. Oklahoma City