Men's Fitness Names the Fittest and Fattest Cities in America

- 9th Annual Report on Newsstands February 8th, 2007 - Las Vegas Battles the Bulge as the Nation's Fattest City Albuquerque Named Fittest City

Feb 08, 2007, 00:00 ET from Men's Fitness

    NEW YORK, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The results are in and all bets are off - - Sin City weighs in as the metropolis with the most pounds. Las Vegas has been named the fattest city in the U.S. in Men's Fitness' "9th Annual Fattest and Fittest Cities in America Report." San Antonio comes in at #2, up ten spots from 2006, while Miami put on a few pounds to move to #3, followed by Mesa, AZ, and Los Angeles. On the other side of the scale, Albuquerque ranks as the fittest city in America, followed by Seattle, Colorado Springs, Minneapolis, and Tucson.     To compile the report, Men's Fitness spent months pouring over data that make real people fit or fat, including how much residents are excising, how healthfully they eat, how much they use gym memberships, how much junk food they consume, and how much time they spend sitting in traffic. Men's Fitness also talks to mayors and city parks departments to learn about local exercise venues, programs designed to get citizens off their couches and moving, and civic leadership.     Las Vegas residents can thank the high number of fast-food restaurants -- more than any other city on the survey (except Cleveland), and extremely inactive residents. Seven out of ten residents of Las Vegas are so sedentary that doctors say they're putting their health at risk.     The complete list of the "Fattest and Fittest Cities in America" appears in the March issue of Men's Fitness, on-sale nationwide today.     The Top 10 Fattest Cities in 2007      2007 RANKING         LAST YEAR     1. Las Vegas               2     2. San Antonio            12     3. Miami                  14     4. Mesa, AZ               10     5. Los Angeles             3     6. Houston                 5     7. Dallas                  4     8. El Paso                 8     9. Detroit                15     10. San Jose              24      The Top 10 Fittest Cities in 2007      2007 RANKING         LAST YEAR     1. Albuquerque            13     2. Seattle                 8     3. Colorado Springs        6     4. Minneapolis            21     5. Tucson                  4     6. Denver                 20     7. San Francisco           7     8. Baltimore               1     9. Portland               17     10. Honolulu               2      The Junk Food Capital:  Cleveland      The Most Athletic City:  Milwaukee      The City That Watches the Most TV:  Memphis      The City With the Best Eating Habits:  Oakland, CA  

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