Mens Fitness magazine released its annual list of the fittest and fattest cities in the
Its just perfect to be called fittest city, and were going to work hard to keep that, Rivera tells USA Today.
Meanwhile, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman was none too pleased that his city was ranked the fattest in
I dont understand how they do this besides being cute, Goodman tells USA Today.
Mens Fitness bases its rankings on 17 categories that include sports participation, the number of fitness centers and fast food restaurants per capita and access to parks and open spaces, recreational facilities and health care. The 17 categories fall into five general categories: healthy habits, risk factors, natural environment, urban environment and attitudes and action.
Those are the categories, and then we weigh them according to how we feel they impact the citizenry, says Roy S. Johnson, editor-in-chief of Mens Fitness. Sports participation, obviously the amount of stuff people do where they get off their duffs and go outside, and the amount of parks and open space, we value that very highly.
I really feel like this initiative is the beginning of a cultural change in this community toward valuing its health, Cornett says.
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