Fittest Cities: Outdoor Exercise

Best Cities for Outdoor Exercise

Home to beautiful weather, plenty of parks, and populations that make fitness a priority, these 8 U.S. cities are the top spots for an outdoor workout

8 Cities Best Fit for Outdoor Exercise

Best Cities for Outdoor Exercise // cyclign in San Francisco © Thinkstock

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You don’t need to head for the hills to get fit in the great outdoors—these urban centers make it easy, even irresistible, for residents to get out of the gym and savor alfresco workouts. (Search: How does fresh air boost my mood and brainpower?) To determine which cities are the best for outdoor fitness, we factored in the quality of the parks and other green space, weather, air quality, levels of violent crime, and the enthusiasm of local residents for staying active.

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