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Louisville Nears Bottom of National Fitness Rankings

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.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

10 responses to “Louisville Nears Bottom of National Fitness Rankings”

  1. jr_hopkins

    If anyone else was wondering, Lexington comes in at #70

    1. (Aixelsyd)0505

      Dully noted… from the post itself

    2. jr_hopkins

      yep, looks like the line was added after i left the comment! seemed weird to omit.

  2. Mathlete

    I’m into fittiniss whole order of brisket-topped fries into my face.

  3. runningunnin.454

    So we should move to Minnesnowta…no, thank you.

  4. Keith Biggins

    Excellent “Big Daddy” reference with the lamb and tuna fish line

  5. lexslamman

    Madison, Wisc? Really? The beer and cheese curd capital of the universe?

  6. TBW3011

    DC? Haha. Mentally ill coke heads are apparently physically fit.

  7. TBW3011

    Sounds like the poles in Minardi Hall might need some extra reinforcement.

  8. Crushgroove

    Yeah, Louisville finds itself at the bottom of many lists here lately. Once a cesspool, always a cesspool, I reckon.