Take heart, Boulder, we are not sloths. In fact, Boulder is now officially the most active city in the U.S., according to a recent study by online real estate listing site, Trulia. And we’re in good company. Our neighbor to the north – Fort Collins – is not only the second most active city but also among the least lustful. That’s according to the Vice Index, created by Trulia in the spirit of Februarys Fat Tuesday excess. The study ranks 150 of the nation’s largest metro areas on the seven deadly sins, or cardinal sins, codified by Pope Gregory I in 590. The Vice Index ranks cities on lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and vanity. As a state, Colorado is pretty saintly, ruling the “sloth index” hands down with Boulder and Fort Collins taking first and second, respectively. The sloth index ranks the physical activity of adult residents based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data on self-reported exercise data. Cities with the lowest percentages of residents who reported not being active in the last 30 days were deemed America’s most active. Less than 10 percent (9.2) of Boulders adult residents reported no exercise while Fort Collins had just over 12 percent (12.4). Oregon and California also have two cities each in the top 10 most active, with Oregon’s Eugene and Portland and California’s Sacramento and Orange Count. For 2016, the top 10 most active list is: Boulder, CO Fort Collins, CO Eugene, OR Provo-Orem, UT Burlington, VT Portland, OR Seattle, WA Sacramento, CA Orange County, CA Lincoln, NE Boulder also ranked as the No. 8 least gluttonous city with an obesity rate .54 times lower than the national average. The gluttony index is a combined comparison to the national average of obesity (53.7), binge drinking (91.2), heavy drinking (94.4) and smoking (69.0). Boulder’s combined index is .77 times lower than the national average. Continuing the claim to “saintliness,” Fort Collins and Greely are in a 15-way tie for the least lustful cities in America. Trulia’s lustful index ranked cities based on Yelp-defined adult entertainment establishments per 10,000 households. You can see the full study with infographics at http://www.trulia.com/blog/trends/sin-cities/ . Image courtesy of www.trulia.com .
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