50 healthiest cities: Where does Philly rank?

Shown is the skyline and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive after sunset in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

May 23, 2011 1:59:43 PM PDT
Philadelphia isn't known to be the healthiest city, but a new report puts it in the middle of the pack, as opposed to the bottom.

A top 50 list written by the American College of Sports Medicine says Philadelphia is the 27th fittest city.

The report looked at factors such as obesity and smoking rates, also how many people exercise and the number of parks available.

Minneapolis-St. Paul got the top spot followed immediately by Washington, D.C., and Boston. New York City came in after Philadelphia at number 30.

The metropolitan rankings included in the 2011 AFI report are:
1. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
2. Washington, D.C.
3. Boston, Mass.
4. Portland, Ore.
5. Denver, Colo.
6. San Francisco, Calif.
7. Hartford, Conn.
8. Seattle, Wash.
9. Virginia Beach, Va.
10. Sacramento, Calif.
11. San Jose, Calif.
12. Richmond, Va.
13. San Diego, Calif.
14. Cincinnati, Ohio
15. Salt Lake City, Utah
16. Austin, Texas
17. Pittsburgh, Pa.
18. Atlanta, Ga.
19. Providence, R.I.
20. Baltimore, Md.
21. Milwaukee, Wis.
22. Kansas City, Mo.
23. Buffalo, N.Y.
24. Raleigh, N.C.
25. Cleveland, Ohio
26. St. Louis, Mo.
27. Philadelphia, Pa.
28. Chicago, Ill.
29. Orlando, Fla.
30. New York, N.Y.
31. Jacksonville, Fla.
32. Phoenix, Ariz.
33. San Antonio, Texas
34. New Orleans, La.
35. Miami, Fla.
36. Charlotte, N.C.
37. Nashville, Tenn.
38. Columbus, Ohio
39. Dallas, Texas
40. Tampa, Fla.
41. Los Angeles, Calif.
42. Houston, Texas
43. Las Vegas, Nev.
44. Riverside, Calif.
45. Indianapolis, Ind.
46. Detroit, Mich.
47. Birmingham, Ala.
48. Memphis, Tenn.
49. Louisville, Ky.
50. Oklahoma City, Okla.

Read more: http://www.acsm.org/

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