Arlington, Virginia, is America’s fittest city!
This is according to a new analysis report that evaluates the exercise habits and overall health in America’s biggest urban areas.
The 2019 American Fitness Index placed Arlington first out of 100 cities analyzed for 33 indicators including health behaviors like exercise, the prevalence of chronic diseases and community infrastructure.
According to this list, which is published yearly by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation, Arlington population reported a good or excellent state of health and ranked within the Top 10 cities for 22 of them and came first in six. This included the number of residents exercising in the last month, meeting aerobic and strength activity guidelines.
Out of the 100 cities examined, Arlington also reported the lowest rates of residents who smoke and who live in poor physical health as well as the lowest occurrence of pedestrian deaths.