It must be all those people running along the National Mall, bicycling on the numerous bike paths around the region, rowing along the Potomac River and crowding the many gyms.
For the third year in a row, the Metropolitan DC area received the #1 ranking for the fittest city in the nation in the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) American Fitness Index.
Ranking the 50 largest metropolitan areas, the poll is based on a variety of factors including community health policies, preventive health behaviors, federal reports, instances of exercise, health insurance coverage, and accessibility to public lands/parks.
So according to this report, the National Capitol Area is home to the nation's studs and babes!
80% had engaged in some sort of physical activity according to the poll.
So, if this motivates you to get off your couch, here's a list and links to some Washington D.C. area gyms you can join:
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