Where NKY Cities Rank on "Fit" List
Some Northern Kentucky cities are in better shape than others, according to analysis by BarBend, a strength training resource and news outlet, which compiled a list of the fittest and least fit cities across the state.
BarBend assigned weight to a variety of variables in determining the score: exercise opportunity access, physical inactivity, access to healthy food, adult obesity, air pollution, smoking, frequent physical distress, poor physical health days, drinking water violations, excessive drinking, and frequent mental distress. Full methodology can be seen here.
The list compiled eighty-six Kentucky cities from fittest to least fit, and here is how Northern Kentucky cities rated:
21. Villa Hills
30. Fort Thomas
32. Fort Wright
33. Cold Spring
41. Fort Mitchell
43. Taylor Mill
52. Highland Heights
The fittest city in Kentucky, according to this analysis? Frankfort. The least fit? Louisville.
See the full list here.