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Another knock against Evansville

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First, a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being poll ranked Evansville 180 out of nearly 190 U.S. metro areas in overall well-being.

Now, "The Active Times" puts Evansville number 8 out of 10 on its list of nation's least fit cities.

The online magazine says while Evansville has a fairly large parks system 'and a few other fun attractions', data shows that a large portion of Evansville's population is inactive and overweight.

"The Active Times" says it looked at a list of 15 factors - including obesity, general health status, cholesterol, blood pressure, stress level and exercise frequency - for each city.

The magazine says it compiled the list of least fit cities through research from that Gallu-Healthways poll, The American College of Sports Medicine's Fitness Index and the Centers for Disease Control.

"The Active Times" says Gulfport, Mississippi is the least fit city in the U.S. and the most fit is Boulder, Colorado.

"The Active Times" says it 'aims to be the world's best source of authoritative, inspiring, enlightening content for living the active, adventurous life.'

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