Kansas City ranks 28th for fitness

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the past six years, the American College of Sport's Medicine has looked at the overall fitness of the 50 largest cities in the United States and compared these cities using certain criteria such as preventative health behaviors, health care access, and policies encouraging fitness.

The good news for Kansas City? We jumped up one spot in the rankings from last year.
The bad news? We're still in the bottom half of the rankings. (Must be all that great barbeque!) Kansas City ranked 28th this year.

The top five are:

1) Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
2) Washington D.C.
3) Portland, OR
4) San Francisco, CA
5) Denver, CO

28) Kansas City, MO
31) St. Louis, MO

Oklahoma City came in last place.

One reason we struggle to stay fit is the access to fast food. According to a recent survey by the company 'Placed Insights', McDonald's tops the list of places Americans visit most often. In fact, more than 50 per cent of all Americans visited a McDonald's at least once last month!

Here are the Top Ten most visited businesses last month.

1) McDonald's
2) Subway
3) Walmart
4) Starbucks
5) Burger King
6) Wendy's
7) Walgreens
8) CVS
9) Taco Bell
10) Target

And even though restaurants like McDonald's offer healthy options such as salads instead of burgers,  McDonald's officials admit salad sales only make up two to three percent of their total sales.

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