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ACSM is fortunate to be the go-to source on sports medicine and exercise science for several national and international media outlets. You can find some of our most recent coverage below, or you can view archived articles.  

D.C. leads, Indianapolis lags in fitness among top 50 U.S. cities

by Jayne O'Donnell | May 19, 2015

Access to parks and paths for jogging, walking and biking helped make the Washington, D.C., area the fittest of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., according to a study out Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Indianapolis area dropped from 46th in 2014 to become the least fit major metro area this year, according to the eighth annual American Fitness Index from the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation.

The rankings, based on outdoor exercise options and rates of smoking, obesity and diabetes, are designed to be a "call to action" for areas to improve their infrastructures so they promote healthy lifestyles, says Walter Thompson, chair of the AFI advisory board and a professor of kinesiology at Georgia State University.

To read the full story, please visit http://usat.ly/1dgNpUk.

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