Run on Town Lake? Bike the 360 Loop? Hike around the Greenbelt? These words are often heard throughout offices and amongst friends who indulge in this city's exercise-friendly attractions. No wonder Austin was listed as one of the highest scoring cities on American
College of Sports Medicine's American Fitness Index. The index ranks the 50 biggest U.S. cities based on preventive health behaviors, chronic disease levels, access to health
care and community resources and policies that support physical activity. Austin scored 73.5 out of 100 possible points. Shape magazine also ranked Austin high on its poll of fittest cites and attributed Austin's healthly population to the city's plethora of
parks (220 to be exact) and its extremely active youth community.
See all of the results of the top fittest cities in the U.S. here on the American
College of Sports Medicine's American Fitness Index.
How did Texas fair in the poll? Well, Dallas was No. 40, Houston
was No. 42 and San Antonio was No. 43. Overall, Texas has room for improvement with 3 out of 4 metros in the worst 10. But thankfully, Austin is helping the average quite a bit. Read
ranks among top fit cities, again - Austin Business Journal and don't forget to leave your 2 cents worth in the comment section below.