The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), in collaboration with philanthropic partner, Anthem Foundation, will delay the release of the 2020 American Fitness Index rankings until later this year. The Fitness Index evaluates and celebrates America’s 100 largest cities and their efforts to support healthy, active lifestyles.
Physical activity has always been one of the most effective ways to ensure good health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, staying active is increasingly important to both physical and mental health, including developing a strong immune system and building mental resilience. ACSM, the Anthem Foundation and the Fitness Index encourage all people to get and stay active while following safety recommendations by federal, state and local public health officials. For more resources on how to be active at home visit http://www.acsm.org/read-research/newsroom/news-releases/news-detail/2020/03/16/staying-physically-active-during-covid-19-pandemic.
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