Fifth-fittest city in America: Denver
68.1 (out of a possible 100)
Even though it's the home of the Denver omelet, the Mile High City enjoys one of the lowest death rates from cardiovascular disease of any city studied.
Just 137.1 locals die of heart problems each year for every 100,000 Denver residents, way below the 187.5 average among America's 50 largest cities.
In fact, researchers found that Denver has all sorts of positive health measures, from a very low level of diabetes deaths to an above-average rate of residents who are at least moderately active.
As for fitness-friendly facilities, Denver boasts an above-average number of baseball fields, dog parks, farmer's markets, golf courses, swimming pools and tennis courts on a per-capita basis.