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Ten Least Obese Major Cities and the Two in Colorado That Made the Cut

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Colorado communities are regularly listed among the most fit in the United States.

And this year is no exception.

In "State of Well-Being," subtitled "2014 Obesity Rankings," Gallup and Healthways crunched the numbers for the 100 most populous U.S. cities

Which explains why Boulder didn't make the cut.

However, the two Colorado communities that qualified — Denver and Colorado Springs — definitely did. And the state as a whole scored a strong finish, too — and figures from 2008 to 2014 demonstrate its awesome consistency.

Continue to count down the community rankings, followed by those pertaining to the top ten states from 2008 to 2014. We've also included the complete "State of Well-Being" report. Check it all out here.

2014 Community Obesity Rankings

Number 10: San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

Number 9: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

Number 8: North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

Number 7: Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

Number 6: Urban Honolulu, HI

Number 5: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

Number 4: Provo-Orem, UT

Number 3: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

Number 2: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

Number 1: Colorado Springs, CO

State Obesity Rankings By Year

1. Hawaii

2008: 1
2009: 1
2010: 2
2011: 10
2012: 20
2013: 9
2014: 1

2. Colorado

2008: 2
2009: 2
2010: 1
2011: 1
2012: 1
2013: 2
2014: 2

3. Montana

2008: 18
2009: 8
2010: 8
2011: 6
2012: 3
2013: 1
2014: 3

4. California

2008: 9
2009: 5
2010: 5
2011: 7
2012: 5
2013: 8
2014: 4

5. Massachusetts

2008: 4
2009: 3
2010: 4
2011: 4
2012: 2
2013: 5
2014: 5

6. Idaho

2008: 16
2009: 22
2010: 16
2011: 31
2012: 10
2013: 23
2014: 6

7. South Dakota

2008: 27
2009: 25
2010: 42
2011: 29
2012: 24
2013: 34
2014: 7

8. New York

2008: 19
2009: 15
2010: 13
2011:  14
2012: 15
2013: 10
2014: 8

9. Minnesota

2008: 12
2009: 20
2010: 17
2011: 11
2012: 14
2013: 4
2014: 9

10. Connecticut

2008: 8
2009: 9
2010: 7
2011: 5
2012: 4
2013: 6
2014: 10

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