Oklahoma City makes progress on “fittest cities” list, but not much

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City has made some progress on the “Fittest Cities in America” list, but not much.

The American Fitness Index report has provided a snapshot of health and fitness across 50 cities, and the nation’s capital has topped the list a second year in a row as the “Nation’s Fittest City.”

Oklahoma City was named one of the least fit, but at least we aren’t last anymore!

Last year Oklahoma City came in dead last.  This year, we have been bumped up to number 48.

Access to public parks was a new measure factored into this year’s rankings. Experts involved in the study say the infrastructure of a city and variety of outdoor activity options have a direct correlation to the overall health of a city.

You can see the full list below:

  1. Washington, DC
  2. Minneapolis, MN
  3. Portland, OR
  4. Denver, CO
  5. San Francisco, CA
  6. San Jose, CA
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. San Diego, CA
  9. Boston, MA
  10. Sacramento, CA
  11. Salt Lake City, UT
  12. Hartford, CT
  13. Raleigh, NC
  14. Austin, TX
  15. Chicago, IL
  16. Atlanta, GA
  17. Pittsburgh, PA
  18. Cincinnati, OH
  19. Los Angeles, CA
  20. Philadelphia, PA
  21. Richmond, VA
  22. Virginia Beach, VA
  23. Providence, RI
  24. New York, NY
  25. Baltimore, MD
  26. Miami, FL
  27. Charlotte, NC
  28. Riverside, CA
  29. Buffalo, NY
  30. Jacksonville, FL
  31. Tampa, FL
  32. Milwaukee, WI
  33. Cleveland, OH
  34. Kansas City, MO
  35. Houston, TX
  36. Phoenix, AZ
  37. Las Vegas, NV
  38. Dallas, TX
  39. New Orleans, LA
  40. Columbus, OH
  41. Saint Louis, MO
  42. Orlando, FL
  43. Detroit, MI
  44. Birmingham, AL
  45. San Antonio, TX
  46. Nashville, TN
  47. Indianapolis, IN
  48. Oklahoma City, OK
  49. Louisville, KY
  50. Memphis, TN

 

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