Despite My Best Efforts, Cincinnati Named Ohio’s Fittest City

Cincinnati.com – Cincinnati is the most fit city in Ohio and in the top 30 in the United States according to the newest American Fitness Index Ranking.

The rankings are done by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. The Fitness Index evaluated America’s 100 largest cities using 33 health behaviors, chronic diseases and community infrastructure indicators.

Cincinnati snagged No. 29, which is 20 spots higher than the next closest Ohio city. 

No, that’s not a typo – it says “fittest”. I know, I had to double check the article myself. I’ve been doing everything in my power so far in 2018 to keep Cincinnati out of the rankings, but maybe I just didn’t try hard enough. I’ve been doing nothing but eating Skyline cheese coneys since we rang in the new year (I’m already halfway to my goal of 400 for the year, no big deal #ConeyWatch2018 #MacsConeyChallenge). I even quit my workout plan after one trip to the gym in mid-January. What else could I have done to keep this from happening?  Continue reading

Jefe’s 25 Beers ‘til Christmas: Day 10

Welcome to the tenth day of Jefe’s 25 Beers ’til Christmas. Today we try an awesome beer from an awesome brewery located in the greatest city in the Midwest, Cincinnati. I have tried several beers from Rhinegeist and I have also visited their brewery, so I was extremely excited to taste and review this beer. This beer has been recommended to me by so many friends, so I will be reviewing it on a 1 to 5 scale and seeing if it can live up to the hype.

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American Craft Brew Week – Part 1


American Craft Beer Week is May 15th through May 21st, so I’m doing what any self-respecting blogger would do: using it as an excuse to get drunk during the middle of the week taking my readers on a flavorful journey of awesome craft beers from all across the country.  Each night I’ll select a different craft beer to review.  For the sake of journalistic integrity, I will be consuming each beer immediately prior to reviewing it.  In fact, I may have 2 or 3 just to make sure that I get it right.

I would like to preface this by saying that I am by no means a beer expert.  If you’re looking to hear about how the beer has hints of grapefruit, or what the “mouthfeel” is, you’ve come to the wrong place.   That doesn’t mean I’m not going to try to bring that type of insight, I’m just letting you know now that I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about.  Let’s put it this way: if there were a beer Wonderlic test, I’d probably come in with a solid, but unspectacular, 23 (take that Tim Tebow!). I can tell you what I like and I can tell you what I don’t like.   After that, you’re own your own to form your own opinions.  Now without further ado, let’s review some beers.

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