Friday, 12 October 2007

Fittest cities for kids

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Even though childhood obesity rates have climbed to disturbing levels, some kids are still managing to stay healthy. Apparently where they live has something to do with it.

According to the October issue of Men's Health magazine, youngsters who call Seattle home are among the healthiest in the country, while those who live in Cheyenne, Wyoming aren't faring so well.

The cities are included in a ranking of the 100 Fittest and Fattest cities for kids in America, compiled from statistics from nutrition and physical-activity programs, state physical education requirements, and federal fit standards, as well as on unfit adults and the number of sports camps and fast-food restaurants within a city. There's even an interactive map of the country with these statistics and more. The project is part of the magazine's FitSchools Initiative.

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