Reader: Denver natives are as guilty as transplants for rising obesity numbers

Reader: Denver natives are as guilty as transplants for rising obesity numbers

We recently shared the American Fitness Institute's list of the ten fittest U.S. cities, in which Denver finished in fourth position after topping a similar study earlier this year. On Facebook, we asked readers if they thought Denver was getting flabbier and received some interesting responses, including this one.

Scott Valent writes:

Many of the "natives" from Denver suburbia don't ski, hike, or engage in any physical fitness. They take the mtns for granted, which is understandable. I'd blame them for the increase in obesity, not the transplants.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

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