Philadelphia Region Ranks 22nd Among Nation’s Fittest Cities

Drexel News Blog

Runners at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia has many great places to exercise, including the Art Museum steps — but not enough Philadelphians are exercising regularly. By LittleGun [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons How is Philadelphia doing compared to other major U.S. cities when it comes to personal fitness? According to new rankings released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the greater Philadelphia region is in the middle of the pack—but its trajectory over the last several years is moving in the right direction overall. The region encompassing Philadelphia and nearby areas of New Jersey and Delaware, including Camden and Wilmington, ranked No. 22 this year in ACSM and the Anthem Foundation’s eighth annual American Fitness Index® (AFI) ranking released. View the rankings and individual metro data here.

Stella Volpe, PhD, a professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences in Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions…

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