Put down that glazed donut, Billings; Missoula has earned the distinction of being one of the most fit communities in the country. According to five key metrics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Garden City ranks high on the percentage of residents who bike or walk to work, the number of fitness professionals per capita, the number of gyms and fitness establishments and the best average hourly wages of personal trainers. In fact, SmartAsset.com ranked Missoula as the second-most fit community in the U.S., behind only La Crosse, Wisconsin. SmartAsset looked at other metrics that indicate healthy lifestyles. Only 36 percent of all restaurants in Missoula are classified as fast food restaurants, a relatively low number compared to other cities. The company looked at data on 332 metro areas in the U.S. Read the whole story online at; billingsgazette.com.

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