Friday, May 25, 2018

Arlington, Virginia Ranked as Fittest City in America for 2018

The results are in! The 2018 American Fitness Index report from the American College of Sports Medicine ranked the 100 largest U.S. cities on health and fitness. Rankings are based off of cities' overall scores, which include data on fitness, nutrition, chronic disease, smoking, mental health, access to parks and public transportation.

Based on the report, Arlington, Virginia is America's fittest city, taking the top spot with a score of 77.7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, took last position with 26.3.

RankCityStateScore
1ArlingtonVA77.7
2MinneapolisMN77.2
3WashingtonD.C.74
4MadisonWI72.4
5PortlandOR71.6
6SeattleWA71.5
7DenverCO70.2
8St. PaulMN70.2
9San JoseCA69.8
10BoiseID69.2
11OaklandCA68.5
12PlanoTX67.9
13IrvineCA67.8
14San FranciscoCA67.3
15Boston,MA67.1
16San DiegoCA66.4
17LincolnNE65.7
18RaleighNC62.9
19FremontCA62.3
20AtlantaGA61.5
21AnchorageAK60.6
22Aurora,CO60.5
23St. PetersburgFL60.4
24Colorado SpringsCO58.1
25MiamiFL57.4
26DurhamNC57.2
27SacramentoCA57.1
28AlbuquerqueNM57
29CincinnatiOH57
30Virginia BeachVA56.9
31DallasTX56.7
32ChicagoIL56.7
33OmahaNE55.8
34MilwaukeeWI55.8
35Chula VistaCA55.3
36PittsburghPA55.1
37TampaFL55
38OrlandoFL54.8
39Long BeachCA54.8
40Santa AnaCA53.7
41AnaheimCA52.8
42AustinTX52.5
43BuffaloNY52.5
44NorfolkVA51.9
45New OrleansLA51.8
46HonoluluHI51.5
47TucsonAZ51.5
48RenoNV50
49ClevelandOH49.2
50Los AngelesCA48.9
51GarlandTX48.9
52New YorkNY48.6
53HialeahFL48.2
54IrvingTX48.1
55RichmondVA47.7
56Fort WorthTX47.6
57St. LouisMO47.4
58GlendaleAZ47.3
59CharlotteNC47.2
60HoustonTX46.9
61ScottsdaleAZ46.9
62RiversideCA45.8
63Las VegasNV45.1
64JacksonvilleFL45
65NashvilleTN44.2
66BakersfieldCA44
67Baton RougeLA43.4
68San AntonioTX43.4
69Jersey CityNJ43.2
70LexingtonKY42.9
71GreensboroNC42.8
72PhoenixAZ42.5
73HendersonNV42.4
74Kansas CityMO41.5
75ChesapeakeVA41.5
76ChandlerAZ40.9
77Corpus ChristiTX40.6
78BaltimoreMD40.5
79 (tie)ColumbusOH40.3
79 (tie)El PasoTX40.3
81MesaAZ40.2
82PhiladelphiaPA39.8
83ArlingtonTX39.7
84Fort WayneIN39.2
85StocktonCA38.8
86NewarkNJ38.6
87LubbockTX36.6
88MemphisTN35.5
89LaredoTX34.9
90Winston-SalemNC34.5
91TulsaOK34.4
92North Las VegasNV34
93GilbertAZ33.5
94FresnoCA33
95WichitaKS32.5
96ToledoOH30.3
97DetroitMI30
98LouisvilleKY27
99IndianapolisIN26.9
100Oklahoma CityOK26.3
It should be noted that in the finer details of the report it shows that Madison, Wisconsin residents are the most active, with more than 90% saying they exercise regularly. However, Boise, Idaho has the biggest percentage of residents who meet aerobic fitness standards, and Plano, Texas, has the most residents who meet both aerobic and strength guidelines. Yet, it is Arlington, Virginia that the 2018 American Fitness Index report states is the fittest city in the USA.

Keep Reaching For Life's Mileposts,

Paul Staso
www.paulstaso.com