Philadelphia Falls One Place On Health And Fitness Rankings

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Though Philadelphia fell one spot this year, the city remains relatively fit in comparison to the rest of the country.

The City of Brotherly Love ranked 25th in the American College of Sport Medicine’s (ACSM) American Fitness Index™ (AFI), which measures the health and fitness status of the 50 largest cities in the country.

The report evaluates preventative health, levels of disease, access to health care and community resources and policies that encourage a healthy lifestyle.

According to the rankings, Philly-Camden-Wilmington scored 51.2 out of 100 points in the 2013 roundup, which is down one spot from 2012, when we were 24. While our area scored well when it comes to recreational facilities, parks and physical education, we fell short on personal health indicators related to health behaviors, chronic health conditions and health care access.

At the top of the list? Minneapolis-St. Paul, with a score…

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