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n March, The Active Times released its lists of the fittest and least-fit cities in the United States, using 15 different statistical measures and such reputable resources as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Their final rankings listed the 25 fittest cities, the 10 fittest small cities and the 10 least-fit cities in the nation. Below are the top five in each category. For complete lists, visit theactivetimes.com. 

America’s Five Fittest Cities

  1. Boulder, Colo.
  2. Provo-Orem, Utah
  3. Santa Ana-Anaheim, Calif.
  4. Santa Fe, N.M.
  5. Fort Collins, Colo.

America’s Five Fittest Small Cities

  1. Kahului-Wailuku, Hawaii
  2. Bozeman, Mont.
  3. Kapaa, Hawaii
  4. Heber, Utah
  5. Brookings, S.D.

America’s Five Least-Fit Cities

  1. Huntington, W.Va.
  2. Monroe, La.
  3. Kingsport, Tenn.
  4. Mobile, Ala.
  5. Charleston, W.Va