Special Report

American Cities Getting the Most Exercise

Raleigh (Wake County), North Carolina
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40. Raleigh
> State:
North Carolina
> Population: 1,242,974
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 80.1%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 13
> Obesity rate: 27.0%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 14.6%

Denver, Colorado 3
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39. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood
> State:
Colorado
> Population: 2,754,258
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 85.1%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 10
> Obesity rate: 19.9%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 12.2%

Manchester, New Hampshire
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38. Manchester-Nashua
> State:
New Hampshire
> Population: 405,184
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 78.8%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 14
> Obesity rate: 27.2%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 11.1%

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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37. Santa Fe
> State:
New Mexico
> Population: 148,164
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 88.1%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 9
> Obesity rate: 14.2%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 14.5%

Lincoln, Nebraska
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36. Lincoln
> State:
Nebraska
> Population: 320,227
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 81.0%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 12
> Obesity rate: 26.4%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 9.7%

35. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort
> State:
South Carolina
> Population: 203,022
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 82.3%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 12
> Obesity rate: 24.3%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 10.9%

Santa Barbara, California
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34. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara
> State:
California
> Population: 440,668
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 86.1%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 10
> Obesity rate: 19.4%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 21.0%

Burlington (Chittenden County), Vermont
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33. Burlington-South Burlington
> State:
Vermont
> Population: 215,824
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 83.6%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 12
> Obesity rate: 23.0%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 9.1%

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington
> State:
Minnesota
> Population: 3,495,176
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 82.1%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 12
> Obesity rate: 25.0%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 9.9%

31. Ocean City
> State:
New Jersey
> Population: 95,344
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 76.6%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 17
> Obesity rate: 26.3%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 13.5%

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