Virginia Beach ranked #15 fittest city in the United States

WTKR.com

Virginia Beach,Va. – Virginia Beach has been ranked the #15 fittest city in the United States, according to a recent report released by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Virginia Beach has ranked among the top 20 metropolitan areas since 2009. Strengths include a high number of parks, as well as a high number of recreational facilities including park playgrounds, park units and ball diamonds.

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Researchers highlighted those four areas as Virginia Beach’s most improved since 2009:

  • The number of farmers’ markets per 1,000,000 increased from 9.0 to 14.3.
  • The number of acres of parkland per 1,000 increased from 40.5 to 58.4.
  • The percent of city land area as parkland increased from 11.1% to 15.9%.
  • The percent using public transportation to work increased from 1.3% to 1.8%.

The news was not all great for the area, however. The report says there is a high percentage of people who don’t consume more…

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