Special Report

American Cities Getting the Most Exercise

Ames, Iowa
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20. Ames
> State:
Iowa
> Population: 94,073
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 80.6%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 15
> Obesity rate: 25.4%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 6.4%

Santa Rosa, California
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19. Santa Rosa
> State:
California
> Population: 500,292
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 87.7%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 11
> Obesity rate: 22.4%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 14.4%

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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18. Coeur d’Alene
> State:
Idaho
> Population: 147,326
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 82.5%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 14
> Obesity rate: 24.6%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 12.7%

Dubuque, Iowa
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17. Dubuque
> State:
Iowa
> Population: 96,370
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 79.5%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 17
> Obesity rate: 28.6%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 9.7%

St. George, Utah
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16. St. George
> State:
Utah
> Population: 151,948
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 82.3%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 14
> Obesity rate: 22.6%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 12.0%

Wenatchee, Washington
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15. Wenatchee
> State:
Washington
> Population: 114,392
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 82.2%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 15
> Obesity rate: 26.0%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 15.5%

St. Cloud, Minnesota
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14. St. Cloud
> State:
Minnesota
> Population: 192,418
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 80.9%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 16
> Obesity rate: 27.5%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 10.3%

Downtown Redmond Oregon
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13. Bend-Redmond
> State:
Oregon
> Population: 170,388
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 85.0%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 13
> Obesity rate: 23.0%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 8.7%

Boston, Massachusetts
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12. Boston-Cambridge-Newton
> State:
Massachusetts-New Hampshire
> Population: 4,732,161
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 79.4%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 18
> Obesity rate: 23.2%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 11.7%

Downtown Bellingham, Washington
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11. Bellingham
> State:
Washington
> Population: 208,351
> Pct. of city residents reporting physical activity: 83.8%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 residents: 15
> Obesity rate: 25.1%
> Pct. of adults reporting fair/poor health: 11.4%

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