How Healthy is Your City?
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Would where you live pass or fail a physical exam? The American College of Sports Medicine has released their seventh annual American Fitness Index report, ranking the 50 healthiest metropolitan areas in the U.S. Using data from sources such as the CDC, factors such as rates of chronic health conditions, access to healthcare, and physical activity resources were evaluated and scores were assigned out of a possible 100 points. Topping the list were Washington, D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Portland, while Memphis, Louisville, and Oklahoma City came in last place.
The American College of Sports Medicine this week released their annual American Fitness Index report of the 50 healthiest cities in the U.S. For the report, the researchers analyzed data from the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S.
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