Louisville and fitness go together like lamb and tuna fish.
According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a recent survey concluded that Arlington, Virginia is the fittest city in the United States. Near the bottom of their Top 100, Louisville is ranked 98 out of 100 in the American Fitness Index, only ahead of Indianapolis and Oklahoma City. Lexington is ranked 28 spots higher at No. 70.
In the 11th annual rankings, the ACSM compared a variety of factors in America’s largest 100 cities — nutrition, chronic disease, smoking, access to parks and public transportation just to name a few. Louisville has three beautiful Olmsted parks, but that’s not enough to combat the city’s fondness of booze, cigs and grease.
If you’d like to move to a healthier destination, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Madison, Wisconsin or Portland, Oregon might better suit your lifestyle. If not, continue enjoy that bourbon, especially the Henry McKenna.