Day 142: Louisville is 5th most sluggish city

25 05 2010

The American Fitness Index report, published by the American College of Sports Medicine, studied the largest 50 metro areas and ranked them by fitness level. Thirty factors were considered in the study. Among them: mortality rates, disease rates, lifestyle, how many people eat fruits and veggies and other factors such as the number of swimming pools, golf courses, bike lanes and other recreational attributes. 

The fittest city on the list is Washington, D.C. (for the third year in a row). According to the report, “Washington has the second-highest rate of people walking or biking to work, aided by 60 miles of bike lanes.” Obviously that is not the only reason Washington takes the top spot. The rest is explained in detail in the report.

Louisville is ranked #45. Yep. 45 out of 50. We are the 5th most sluggist city in America. I guess I wasn’t really surprised, but I didn’t expect we’d be that far down the list. I guess more Louisvillians (including me) need to sign up for Lose It Louisville, the Mayor’s new get-healthy initiative that was launched in March.

Here is the entire list of cities and here is an in-depth report of the 10 fittest cities. Where does your city rank?

Today’s food journal:

— Chocolate, peanut butter, banana smoothie = 385 cal.

— 1/2 turkey sandwich on whole wheat = 80
— Salad with ranch dressing = 178
— Iced tea = 10

— Small chicken breast (grilled) = 120
— Baked potato = 163
— Vitamin Water Zero = 0

— Skinny Cow chocolate ice cream cone = 150

Life is a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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