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ACSM American Fitness Index(TM) Ranks 50 Largest Metro Areas on Health and Community Fitness
Date:5/26/2009

napolis, Ind. 39.3 37. Memphis, Tenn. 38.5 38. Louisville, Ky. 37.7 39. San Antonio, Texas 35.5 40. Riverside, Calif. 35.1 41. Houston, Texas 34.7 42. Las Vegas, Nev. 34.6 43. Birmingham, Ala. 32.2 44. Detroit, Mich. 30.5 45. Oklahoma City, Okla. 23.2 NR Orlando, Fla. N/A NR Providence, R.I. N/A NR Richmond, Va. N/A NR Rochester, N.Y. N/A NR Salt Lake City, Utah N/A

*Scores have been rounded to the nearest tenth of a point resulting in some apparent ties; however, the rankings are based on the full, calculated scores that were not equal in those cases.

**Editor's note: NR = not ranked; N/A = not available - Most of the community/environmental data were not reported in these cities.

About the American Fitness Index Program and Report

Physical activity and obesity are at epidemic proportions in the U.S., resulting in an increased prevalence of many chronic diseases, poor quality of life and premature deaths. Meanwhile, health care expenditures associated with physical inactivity and obesity continue to rise each year with increasingly catastrophic costs to society.

The results of a 2007 Omnibus survey commissioned by ACSM suggest the solution to this growing national health crisis may lie at the local level. ACSM believes the key fundamentals for improving physical activity behaviors involves setting policie
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