American College of Sports Medicine pegs Denver as fifth fittest city in U.S.

The American College of Sports Medicine ranked Denver as the fifth fittest city in the United States on its annual American Fitness Index, up from No. 9 in 2012. Minneapolis was No. 1, followed by Washington, D.C., Portland and San Francisco

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Areas of excellence (at or better than target goal):
• Higher percent physically active at least moderately
• Lower percent with angina or coronary heart disease
• Lower death rate for cardiovascular disease
• Lower death rate for diabetes
• More farmers' markets per capita
• Higher percent using public transportation to work
• Higher percent bicycling or walking to work

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