Twin Cities among America's most active

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We'll do anything for exercise. We'll even run in Snowmageddon.
The Twin Cities may not be home to the most exercise junkies in the country. That title goes to Seattle. Nor do we habour the greatest number of layabouts. Lexington takes the cake there.

But according to Men's Health magazine, Minneapolis and St. Paul rank No. 10 among America's fittest cities.

We probably could have placed even higher, but our polite Minnesota Nice ways prevented us from upstaging everyone and drawing too much attention to ourselves. Also, we eat too many cheese curds and spend half the year cloaked in sub-zero darkness.

But we're crazy for exercise, that's for sure.

Rowing is excellent exercise.
We're nuts about bikes.

Thirteen of Clubs
Desperate-to pedal Minnesotans will do anything to crank some gears.
And everyone loves to run.

Hart Van Denburg
A pleasant jog around Lake of the Isles
The magazine measured all manner of indicators, everything from the number of gym rats to video game addicts, to come up with the list. They even looked at which cities had the highest number of diagnosed blood clots in the legs -- a sure sign of people who need to get off their butt and get moving.

Here's the Top 10 fitness freak cities:

1 Seattle, WA
2 San Francisco, CA
3 Oakland, CA
4 Washington, DC
5 Salt Lake City, UT
6 Reno, NV
7 Portland, ME
8 Atlanta, GA
9 Denver, CO
10 Minneapolis, MN

Here's where the laziest slobs live.

91 Birmingham, AL
92 Laredo, TX
93 Nashville, TN
94 Little Rock, AR
95 Tulsa, OK
96 Oklahoma City, OK
97 Charleston, WV
98 Jackson, MS
99 Indianapolis, IN
100 Lexington, KY

Now get out there and sweat.

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PLEASE get another photo to illustrate outdoor activity in the Twin Cities.  The joggers on a snowy day are getting tired.  They need a rest.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Anyone else find it funny that all the fat lazy idiots live in the Southern red states?   The South will rise again if they can get their fat asses off the couch.    No wonder Republicans are so paranoid about what Michelle Obama is doing about children's fitness, they see it as vital to southern way of life to be a unhealthy couch potato idiot.  

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Wow, don't you sound like a self righteous bigot? (I'm from the north) People don't go outside much in the south, it's hot!  Also the populations of these southern states you speak of, have way more blacks than most northern states.  And it is a proven fact, black women are by average, more overweight than white women.  See MB makes fun of FAT BLACK WOMENHave you seen the pounds Michelle Obama has packed on MB?How come you're not making fun of her fat ass?  She has to be 20% heaver since she became first lady.

Ok, I appear to have some insight into your madness MB

Per the 2009 Census, Minneapolis and Saint Paul have the highest percentages in the State for being uneducated.  (people without a high school diploma at age 25)Those "hick republicans" from the country, have a much lower rate high school dropouts. Even though they spend half the money per student in there schools.Funny thing is, Minneapolis and Saint Paul votes 70%+ democrat. 

So one could say:"Move to the city, you will look smart if you graduated from high school."Or "Move to Minneapolis if your dumb, you fit right in with all them democrats."

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