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Fittest City: Twin Cities Tops List for 3rd Straight Year

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: For the third consecutive year, Minneapolis-St. Paul is the healthiest, fittest area in the U.S. Where does your city rank?
Air Date: 6/4/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Walter R. Thompson, Ph.D
Walter ThompsonWalter R. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, is a Regents' Professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Kinesiology and Health (College of Education) at Georgia State University and in the Division of Nutrition (Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions) where he also serves as the executive director of the After-School All-Stars Atlanta. He has served on the ACSM Board of Trustees and was twice elected a member of its Administrative Council. KC: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}
Fittest City: Twin Cities Tops List for 3rd Straight Year
For the third consecutive year, Minneapolis-St. Paul is the healthiest, fittest metropolitan area in the United States, according to the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) annual American Fitness Index™ (AFI).

Established six years ago with support from the WellPoint Foundation, the AFI data report evaluates the infrastructure, community assets and policies that encourage healthy and fit lifestyles in the 50 most populous metro areas in the United States.

Where does your city rank?

And... is there anything you can do in your community to help bump it up in the index for next year?

Special guest, Dr. Walter R. Thompson, joins the conversation and gives you tips and tricks on how to improve your city's fitness.
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