Fit city: Cincinnati grabs the no. 13 spot in latest ACSM American Fitness Index report

CINCINNATI - Minneapolis is considered the healthiest city in America. What if we told you Cincinnati ranks 13th on that list and is beating out other major cities in the region?

Here's the skinny. Each year, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) measures the state of health and fitness in the 50 largest metropolitan cities.

The American Fitness Index (AFI) indicates how these cities compare to one another. This year, Cincinnati was ranked 13 out of 50 overall, topping other cities in the region.

AFI Overall Rankings
Cincinnati – 13
Pittsburgh – 16
Cleveland – 19
Columbus – 30
Nashville – 32
Indianapolis – 45
Louisville- 47

Top 10 Cities

  1. Minneapolis
  2. Washington, D.C. 
  3. Portland
  4. San Diego
  5. Denver
  6. Boston
  7. Sacramento
  8. Seattle
  9. Hartford
  10. San Jose

Oklahoma City ranks 50.

To see just what makes "Porkopolis" so healthy, and where Tri-Staters can make some improvements, check out the AFI interactive map and click on Cincinnati's bubble.

Are you inspired by this list to get healthy? Or, do you already take care to make sure you're the fittest version of yourself? Let me know! Tweet me @jennyfromthebak to share your thoughts.

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