Atlanta Ranks 16 on Annual Fit City Index
ACSM American Fitness Index (AFI) identifies the healthiest, fittest metro areas in the country, and Atlanta came in at No. 16 out of the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S.
With support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Foundation, the 2014 AFI data report “Health and Community Fitness Status of the 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas” unveiled that the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA metro statistical area (MSA) got a score of 56 out of a possible 100 points, not far behind the top ranking Washington, D.C., with a score of 77.3.
New variables for raking this year included the community’s Walk Score ranking. One area Atlanta excelled in was community/environment indicators, surpassing the target goals in park units, golf courses, recreational centers, swimming pools and tennis courts, as well as lower deaths from diabetes. The full metro area report for Atlanta can be downloaded atamericanfitnessindex.org.
The Peach City boasts a variety of ways to get and stay active all year long, from the Atlanta BeltLine and Piedmont Park to nature conservatories, hiking and biking trails, the Silver Comet Trail and Stone Mountain, as well as the nation’s largest indoor rock climbing gym, Stone Summit.
View the Atlanta PDF and download here: http://americanfitnessindex.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Atlanta.pdf