Hartford, Connecticut – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has recently picked up the fittest cities of America. Hartford, Connecticut, was named as one of the healthy-fit city of the country.
Throughout a data composed by death rates, athletics facilities, and health education, Connecticut beat into a top-10 list with a 9 position. Hartford got a high score for death rate of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, amount of markets for organic and natural products and physical education for citizens.
The rank was also measured by obesity, the rate of residents using public transportation, mental health rates during the last 30 days and dog’s parks or environments.
Washington is named the fittest city for a third time
Washington went to the top of the list and has been named as America’s fittest city for a third time. The city has gained the title because 96% of its citizens go for a 10-minutes walk everyday. Smoking rates are the lowest of the country as well as deaths for cardiovascular disease or diabetes and mental health conditions.
Washington was placed in first place among 49 metropolitan cities of the country.
America's Fittest Cities:
1. Minneapolis, St. Paul
2. Washington, D.C.
4. San Francisco
5. Hartford, Conn.http://t.co/qYZJJbtIhv
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The two major categories for America’s fittest city are related to personal health and rates of preventable disease. The personal health category is linked to exercise, healthy eating, smoking habits, obesity and diabetes rates. Regarding preventable disease rates, the information is based on each city’s factors related to health, which include the use of public transportation, recreational parks, resident’s walking distance and farmer markets. This is the ninth time US cities have been ranked in fitness.
Exercises are part of Americans’ routine
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According to the ACSM’s study, 77 percent of Americans have been practicing exercises during the past 30 days. The rate has increased from 2015 when the excercises’ rate was of 12%. This positive increment was also measured because of the spaces the city provides to practice any sort of sports or exercises.
A 5 percent decline was also registered regarding smoking habits, deaths related to diabetes fell in 7 percent and resident’s visits to parks were calculated for the expenses’ records.
Source: American Fitness