I was not surprised to see that the "Fattest" cities in this msn.com article were dominated by the south. I mostly blame it on the southern cooking and lifestyle. I'm not sure, but just guessing. That being said, everyone has a choice as to how they maintain their bodies and I know there are plenty of healthy people in some of these cities.
I was however, pleasantly surprised to see that many of the cities I have visited and love, are in the fittest!
I've been to five of the ten and would have to agree. Maybe that's why I've always been drawn to these places? Not necessarily just their beauty and wealth of activities available, but that people are so active. I guess when you have a lot of opportunities, mountains, rivers, bike paths, etc at your finger tips, it's harder to neglect activity.
Why did you choose the city you live in? I've pretty much lived within 45 min of home for my entire life so it's a bit harder to say I chose this place, but if I do ever leave Tracktown, USA, I have dreams of venturing to...the mountains of Colorado, Portland, San Fran or North Carolina.