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This Is the Most Out-Of-Shape City in the U.S.

Best Life Logo By Charlie Duerr of Best Life | Slide 1 of 51: We all want to be as physically fit and healthy as possible. But, according to research, our ability to do so is often dependent on where we live. That's why, each year, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) releases The Fitness Index, a ranking of America's 100 largest cities based on a composite score of health behaviors, health outcomes, community infrastructure, and local policies that support a physically active lifestyle. They they calculate each city's score on two levels—personal health, and community and environment—before determining a final ranking.According to the ASCM: "Cities with the highest scores are considered to have strong community fitness, a concept analogous to individuals having strong personal fitness. Cities that rank near the top of the Fitness Index have more strengths and resources that support healthy living and fewer challenges that hinder it. The opposite is true for cities near the bottom of the rankings."In 2020, the ACSM named Arlington, Virginia the fittest city in the United States. What major metropolis landed on the opposite end of the spectrum? Here are the 50 most out-of-shape cities in America, counting down from bad to worst. And for the places you may not be quite as safe as you'd like to be, check out This Is the Most Dangerous State in the U.S.Read the original article on Best Life.

This Is the Most Out-Of-Shape City in the U.S.

We all want to be as physically fit and healthy as possible. But, according to research, our ability to do so is often dependent on where we live. That's why, each year, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) releases The Fitness Index, a ranking of America's 100 largest cities based on a composite score of health behaviors, health outcomes, community infrastructure, and local policies that support a physically active lifestyle. They they calculate each city's score on two levels—personal health, and community and environment—before determining a final ranking.

According to the ASCM: "Cities with the highest scores are considered to have strong community fitness, a concept analogous to individuals having strong personal fitness. Cities that rank near the top of the Fitness Index have more strengths and resources that support healthy living and fewer challenges that hinder it. The opposite is true for cities near the bottom of the rankings."

In 2020, the ACSM named Arlington, Virginia the fittest city in the United States. What major metropolis landed on the opposite end of the spectrum? Here are the 50 most out-of-shape cities in America, counting down from bad to worst. And for the places you may not be quite as safe as you'd like to be, check out This Is the Most Dangerous State in the U.S.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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