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Number 8: Salt Lake City
It's no surprise The Crossroads of the West is the eighth-best city for fitness. Salt Lake City offers year-round outdoor adventure, from snowshoeing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and skiing, to hiking and biking around Bonneville Shoreline Trail. All that fresh air is probably why Salt Lake City also has the lowest smoking rate in the country.
Number 7: Portland, Oregon
With highs around the 80s and lows in the upper 30s, Portland's temperate climate makes it easy to stay active. Residents can hike Forest Park's 70 miles of trails, bike or jog the Springwater Corridor or even skateboard around one of the city's many designated skate routes. Portland also has one of the most active bicycle racing scenes in the U.S. All that outdoor recreation could also be why Portland is one of the best cities for nutrition.
Continue to keep counting down America's ten fittest cities.
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