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The Fittest Cities on Facebook, Did Your City Make the Cut?

A quick fix for getting off the couch? Check out all your friends posting their workouts on Facebook. (Photo courtesy iStockPhoto)

It's no secret that Facebook is a big way to stay accountable of your health and fitness goals. Just take a look at your Timeline any time of the day to see friends who have checked in to a studio, posted their afternoon run or changed their profile picture to a finish line shot. That's why the site has come up with its list of fittest cities, based on fitness-related mentions, check ins and the use of fitness apps with Facebook in cities with at least 200,000 Facebook users over a three month period. Check out the top ten below to see if your city made it:

  1. Virginia Beach, VA
  2. Colorado Springs, CO
  3. Austin, TX
  4. San Antonio, TX
  5. Livingston, NJ
  6. Portland, OR
  7. El Paso, TX
  8. Oklahoma City, OK
  9. Tacoma, WA
  10. Albuquerque, NM

Fittest Cities by Activity (measured in mentions of activity)

  1. Yoga City: Austin, TX
  2. Running City: Oklahoma City, OK
  3. Swimming City Tucson, AZ
  4. Biking City: Minneapolis, MN
  5. CrossFit City: El Paso, TX
  6. Dance City: Oakland, CA
  7. Triathlon City: Grand Rapids, MI
  8. Marathon City: San Diego, CA

Now tell us: Do you use Facebook to stay accountable?

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