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Post  Nick Morris Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:37 pm

I just read this article today and found it interesting that Indianapolis made the list of least active.


http://health.yahoo.net/articles/fitness/lexington-ranked-most-sedentary-us-city
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Post  Jerry Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:58 pm

I would think Vegas. What a Face
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Post  charles Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:03 pm

I can't believe Memphis is not on that list. We are on every list of "Top Ten Bad Things." Obesity, crime, cholesterol, dirtiness, high school drop out rate, high school pregnancy rate . . .
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Post  Dave-O Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:33 pm

charles wrote:I can't believe Memphis is not on that list. We are on every list of "Top Ten Bad Things." Obesity, crime, cholesterol, dirtiness, high school drop out rate, high school pregnancy rate . . .

You know what they say - go big or go home!
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Post  Matt W Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:38 pm

Jerry wrote:I would think Vegas. What a Face


Strippers Dancers have to stay in shape, Jerry. Smile
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Post  Nick Morris Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:41 pm

Matt W wrote:
Jerry wrote:I would think Vegas. What a Face


Strippers Dancers have to stay in shape, Jerry. Smile

Good catch!! How else are they going to pay their way through college??
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Post  Julie Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:04 pm

I think Lincoln is pretty active or at least we get rated high for having bike/running trails so it's a bike commute friendly city. Good because my husband bikes to work every day.
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Post  Jim fredericks Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:23 pm

Cant believe Milwaukee is not number one.
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Post  Kenny B. Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:59 pm

I thought philly was ranked the fattest city in the country.
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Post  Nick Morris Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:11 pm

Kenny B. wrote:I thought philly was ranked the fattest city in the country.


Naaa...The south beats everyone for fatness.
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Post  ounce Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:59 pm

Houston had it for a couple of years in a row. Something about a whole lot of restaurants and not too many fitness boxes.
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Post  Bob Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:41 pm

I've been trying tough over the last month to put Chicago on the list.
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Post  Schuey Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:06 pm

Bob wrote:I've been trying tough over the last month to put Chicago on the list.

Ha that is funny Bob. Yeah I'm surprised Indianapolis is on that list, I will just leave it at that.


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Post  healdgator Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:27 am

Another win for the SEC!!! Woohoo!!!
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Post  Nick Morris Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:01 am

healdgator wrote:Another win for the SEC!!! Woohoo!!!


Ha...not sure this is one that you would want to win Smile
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:13 am

I love that Atlanta has finally gotten itself off this list an on to the active city list. We have so many competitive runners, triathletes, swimmers now and an influx of young professionals - yeah Atlanta for being a fitter city!!!!!
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Post  Gobbles Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:48 pm

Michele "1L" Keane wrote:I love that Atlanta has finally gotten itself off this list an on to the active city list. We have so many competitive runners, triathletes, swimmers now and an influx of young professionals - yeah Atlanta for being a fitter city!!!!!

Michele: How many of the runners you know actually live in the City proper? Many live in the burbs and bedroom communities. Atlanta/GA is certainly stratified in regard to fitness/active; it seems either you are, or you are NOT active.
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Post  dot520 Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:28 pm

Not sure why you guys are surprised about Indy being in the top 100. Sure, we're the amateur sports capital of america but that demographics stops around age 24. After that...it's fat, fat, fat! All I see are heavy people here.

Not surprised at all.
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Post  KathyK Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:55 pm

I found out this morning that North Carolina ranked #10 in the nation for the state with the most obesity.
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Post  John Kilpatrick Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:18 pm

Along the same theme, check this out:

http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html

Albany, GA is probably too small to be ranked, but I know we have an adult obesity rate of a little over 31%. A little over 14% of adults have diabetes. That is really sad.

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Post  momof5boys Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:35 pm

Usually a city in Michigan is topping some list --unemployment, foreclosures, murder, poverty, dropouts.....so good to know a Michigan city isn't at the top of this particular list.
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Post  Julie Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:49 pm

John Kilpatrick wrote:Along the same theme, check this out:

http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html

Albany, GA is probably too small to be ranked, but I know we have an adult obesity rate of a little over 31%. A little over 14% of adults have diabetes. That is really sad.

It is sad. The Southeast really has overall, the highest rates.
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:35 pm

Gobbles wrote:
Michele "1L" Keane wrote:I love that Atlanta has finally gotten itself off this list an on to the active city list. We have so many competitive runners, triathletes, swimmers now and an influx of young professionals - yeah Atlanta for being a fitter city!!!!!

Michele: How many of the runners you know actually live in the City proper? Many live in the burbs and bedroom communities. Atlanta/GA is certainly stratified in regard to fitness/active; it seems either you are, or you are NOT active.

True - homwever, many of my running friends actually live in Atlanta - the city - Druid Hills, Decatur, Virginia Highlands. Shoot - even I technically have an Atlanta address, and I only live 0.5 miles OTP (outside the Perimeter).
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