The American College of Sports Medicine [ACSM] ranked the following
cities as fittest in the US. To rank big metropolitan areas, health and fitness
experts analyzed government data from the 15 most populous cities in the
country and Indianapolis, where ACSM is headquartered. They took into
consideration a number of health indicators, including the percentage of people
who exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, eat the recommended daily
servings of fruits and vegetables, have access to health care, have health
insurance and don't smoke. They also looked at the environment, including the
availability of parks, walking/bike trails and public transportation. This new analysis, called the American
Fitness Index, is different from the rankings of fittest and fattest cities previously
released, although some of the targeted health indicators are similar. Government
statistics show that about 66% of adults are overweight or obese, which
increases their risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some types of
cancer.

1. San Francisco


2. Seattle


3. Boston


4. Washington, D.C.


5. Atlanta


6. Philadelphia


7. Chicago


8. Dallas/Fort Worth


9. New York City


10. Miami/Fort Lauderdale

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