San Diego Is Lucky 13. No, Really

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    American's Finest City did not make the Top 10 fittest cities in the nation, according to the American College of Sports Medicine.

    The report checked on the "health and community fitness status of the 50 largest metropolitan areas."

    San Diego's strengths included a high percentage of people eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, a lot of parkland, fewer smokers, and more people walking or bicycling to work. Counting against local residents, though, are their low usage of public transportation, and fewer golf courses, swimming pools, playgrounds or tennis courts per capita.

    San Diego was edged out by Cincinnati. Washington, D.C., topped the national list, trailed by Boston, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Seattle and Portland, Ore.

    Bringing up the rear were: Louisville, Ken.; Detroit; Memphis; Birmingham, Ala.; and, at No. 50: Oklahoma City.