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Washington, D.C. Named America's Fittest City

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    The American College of Sports Medicine has released its annual ranking of America's Fittest Cities. (Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015)

    Congratulations, D.C.! The District has been named America's fittest city. 

    D.C.'s healthy food options, low levels of asthma and heart disease, and numerous bike paths and parks put it in the top spot, according to an annual ranking by the American College of Sports Medicine, 

    "The parks are accessible in Washington, D.C.," said said Walt Thompson of Georgia State University, board chair for the report. "The second interesting thing about Washington is how much money they spend per person per capita on parks: $287 per capita for every single person who lives in Washington, DC."

    Minneapolis-St. Paul came in behind Washington, D.C. while last place goes to Indianapolis, Indiana. 

    Here's how some U.S. cities rank:

    Top 10

    Washington, D.C.
    Minneapolis/St. Paul
    San Diego
    San Francisco
    Sacramento
    Denver
    Portland
    Seattle
    Boston
    San Jose

    Bottom 10

    Dallas
    New Orleans
    Charlotte
    Birmingham
    Nashville
    Louisville
    San Antonio
    Oklahoma City
    Memphis
    Indianapolis

    Read more about the report on NBC News