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Minneapolis Tops Forbes Healthiest Cities List


According to the latest Forbes list of the 20 Healthiest Cities, Minneapolis is number ONE! Forbes cites the city’s lack of pollution, citizen’s exercise and the city’s vast parks and bike trails as primary reasons. In Minneapolis, citizens are less like to have heart disease, diabetes and asthma and more likely to be in excellent or very good health.

From the article:

“Minneapolis has lots of open spaces, parks, and walking areas, and you see people walking everywhere,” Thompson says. The twin cities do their part by setting aside a high percent of the city as parkland, offering plenty of ball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, dog parks, golf courses,and recreation centers. How do Twin Cities residents keep up their commitment to fitness during the area’s notoriously cold winters? Snow sports and “lots of fitness centers.”

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