One U.S. city has the highest life expectancy among the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas. Another has a high percentage of boomers with health insurance. Still other cities boast a large number of hospitals or fitness centers.

After looking at these and other factors important to baby boomers, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) — in conjunction with The Huffington Post — revealed the “Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities In America.”

The cities were identified based on a survey evaluating factors that contribute to a fit and active lifestyle as people age. Take a look:


Coming out on top was San Jose, Calif., where 95.6 percent of those surveyed said they were either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their lives.

The other nine cities were, in order:

2. Minneapolis, MN
3. San Francisco, CA
4. Denver, CO
5. Boston, MA
6. Salt Lake City, UT
7. Washington, DC
8. Seattle, WA
9. San Diego, CA
10. Raleigh, NC

Alice Bell, a physical therapist and spokesperson for APTA, said that at one point, Americans may have accepted reduced mobility or weight gain as a normal part of aging. But today’s baby boomers have transformed those expectations.

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