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The ACSM American Fitness Index celebrates healthy, active lifestyles and encourages city leaders to make local changes to promote these behaviors. Explore the city comparison tool to see how your favorite city ranks.

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Should I Sleep or Exercise? The Relationship between Sleep and Activity

Daily sleep and physical activity each have individual impacts on a variety of health outcomes and risk factors (1,2,3). There may be reciprocal relationships between… Read more

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Physical Activity, Healthy Weight, and National Security

When Sports Illustrated subscribers thumbed through the final issue of 1960, they encountered the usual assortment of sporting news. Bart Starr led the Packers past… Read more

Physical Activity in School-Aged Children

School-aged children should get at least 60 minutes of moderate- or vigorous-intensity physical activity every day of the week. Only 26% of adolescents met these… Read more

Using the American Fitness Index in the Classroom: Strategies and Lessons Learned

The American Fitness Index is a valuable tool and resource to researchers and practitioners alike. As an educator, I believe it has a place in… Read more

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