Saturday, January 08, 2005

Civic Pride...

Men's Fitness magazine, in its February issue, has named Seattle the fittest city in the United States. Competitors for the title included Honolulu, Colorado Springs, San Francisco and Denver.

In its admittedly nonscientific Seventh Annual Fattest and Fittest Cities Report, the magazine compares 50 cities by weighing 14 factors, including fast food restaurants per capita, TV watching, air quality, and parks. In Seattle, for example, sporting goods stores and gyms outnumber fast food joints -- a key statistic.

Houston was named the fattest city for the fourth time in five years, followed by Philadelphia, Detroit, Memphis, Chicago, and Dallas. New Orleans rated seventh, up from twenty-second last year.

OK, New Orleans, how can we be losing to these guys? At this rate of climb in the ratings, we should capture the title next year. Everyone can step up their TV watching, and developers need to speed up the construction of all the fast-food places on the drawing boards. It's a matter of civic pride.

Let me know what you'll be doing to advance the cause.


jbv's Competitive Edge 


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