Boulder tops lists for fittest cities in America

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WASHINGTON — Boulder ranked as the most fit city in the country, continuing to show the lowest obesity rate, according to a Gallup poll.

Gallup and Healthways began the poll for American cities with the lowest obesity rate in 2008, and Boulder has ranked number one every year the poll has been conducted.

Boulder showed a 12.4 percent rate of obesity in the city.

The Fort Collins-Loveland area nabbed the number three spot with a rate of 18.2 percent.

And Denver and Aurora landed at seven with 19.3 percent.

The data reflected the state level results from 2013, ranking Colorado and Montana as the least obese states in the nation, according to Gallup and Healthways.

U.S. obesity levels were tracked as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which used Americans’ self-reported height and weight to calculate Body Mass Index.

Gallup surveyed at least 300 adults aged 18 and up.