Fitness Update: Healthiest U.S. Metro Areas in 2014


The American Collage of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) 7th annual American Fitness Index provided fitness rankings for metro areas across the U.S. Washington, D.C., is at the top with a score of 77.3 (out of 100), followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul (73.5), Portland, Oregon (72.1), Denver (71.7) and San Francisco (71). San Antonio’s score is 35.6, 45th out of the 50 metro areas included in the index and the lowest among scored Texas cities.

Overall, metro areas in 25 states scored 50 or above; the two lowest-ranking areas hovered near 25 points. “The AFI data report is a snapshot of the state of health in the community and an evaluation of the infrastructure, community assets and policies that encourage healthy and fit lifestyles. These measures directly affect quality of life in our country’s urban areas,” says Walter Thompson, Ph.D., chair of the AFI advisory board.

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