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Wake-up call for fat cats: U.S. capital leads, Indianapolis lags on fitness ranking

May 19, 2015 - USA Today

Access to parks and paths for jogging, walking and biking helped make the Washington area the fittest of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the USA, according to a study out Tuesday.

The Indianapolis area dropped from 46th in 2014 to become the least fit major metro area this year, according to the eighth annual American Fitness Index from the American Council of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation.

The rankings, based on outdoor exercise options and rates of smoking, obesity...