Washington DC Ranks In New Fittest Cities List

Washington DC Ranks In New Fittest Cities List
The 2021 American Fitness Index has been released, with Washington, D.C. rated amongst the top 10 of the 100 largest cities the American College of Sports Medicine included in its annual research study.

The index positions take into consideration 34 health habits, chronic diseases, and also neighborhood facilities indications, including cigarette smoking prices, the percent of people that bike or walk to function, vegetables and fruit usage, and rest hours.

The fitness rank for Washington, D.C. is No. 6 overall. Additionally, the city places No. 13 in personal wellness and also No. 4 in community wellness, the index states.

The 34 factors taken into consideration in the ranking included 17 that went towards the District's personal health and wellness ranking and the various other that went to the city's community health and wellness ranking.

Among the personal health habits included in the ranking were the percent of individuals who smoke, stroll, or bike to work, and the percent with obesity as well as high blood stress. Neighborhood health aspects consisted of air quality index, Washington, D.C. stroll as well as bike ratings, and its variety of leisure facilities.

Arlington, Virginia, rated No. 1 overall, making the "America's fittest city" distinction for the 3rd year in a row, according to an American College of Sports Medicine news release.

In Arlington, only 3.5 percent of homeowners are smokers, 4.2 percent have diabetes and also 24.1 percent remain in poor physical wellness, the research study located.

Arlington rated in the leading 10 for 19 of the 33 indicators in the index, including a No. 1 position in the most affordable rate of grownups with weight problems and the highest possible price of homeowners fulfilling aerobic and also stamina activity standards.

The authors crunched information from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, the Environmental Protection Agency, and also other sources. Find out more concerning the method on Page 20 of the record.

Seattle; Minneapolis; Madison, Wisconsin; and San Francisco followed Arlington in the leading five in general fitness.

At the other end of the listing, Oklahoma City rated the most awful total at No. 100, followed by, in ascending order, Bakersfield, California; North Las Vegas, Nevada; Tulsa, Oklahoma; as well as Memphis, Tennessee.

The research study took a look at the 100 most-populated U.S. cities