Men’s Health Ranking Rankles Lexington Councilman

by Rick Howlett on July 6, 2011

From Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio
A national magazine’s ranking of Lexington as the nation’s most sedentary city has drawn a response from an Urban County Council member.

Council member Jay McChord suggests that he, along with Lexington’s mayor, the president of the University of Kentucky, and the Fayette County Schools Superintendent travel to Pennsylvania to meet with the editors of Men’s Health magazine.

“And ask them to do an article in one year’s time about us and how we turned this around. I’m going to ask them to walk with us for a year,” he said.

McChord says the Men’s Health label will stick unless something is done in a deliberate manner to show fitness is important to Lexington residents. Indianapolis was second on the sedentary list. Seattle was ranked the nation’s most active city.

(Illustration from Men’s Health magazine)

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