Every year each metropolitan city in the U.S. is ranked in terms of fitness. The best cities offer the most bike lanes, walking paths, and parks, as well as good air quality. They are also safe for pedestrians. Arlington, VA won this coveted title for the second year in a row thanks to its active communities and healthy residents. Learn more about the report as you plan your Phentermine 37.5mg-inspired health and fitness program.
Where You Live Makes A Difference
Can where you live really impact your fitness level?
“That is an absolute yes,” Barbara Ainsworth, chair of the American Fitness Index Board and a regents’ professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State, told TODAY. “We know that physical activity is one of the most powerful health-enhancing behaviors for reducing the risks for just about every chronic disease.
“People who live in healthier cities — that is cities that have better air quality, better places to be safe for walking and cycling, where there are farmers markets for healthier eating, where cities spend more money on improving and maintaining recreational facilities — it makes it much easier for people to be physically active.”
The Top 10
The official list ranks America’s fittest cities as such:
- Arlington, Virginia
- Seattle, Washington
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- San Francisco, California
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Washington, D.C.
- St. Paul, Minnesota
- Irvine, California
- Denver, Colorado
- Portland, Oregon
“Arlington has knocked it out of the ballpark,” Ainsworth said. “It also has a low proportion of people who smoke, who have diabetes or heart disease. More people take public transport and Arlington has wonderful facilities for being physically active: bike trails and walking trails.”
Corpus Christi, TX tops the list for the least fit cities, with others including Detroit, Tulsa, and North Las Vegas.