| Health and Community Fitness Status of the 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas |

With support and funding from the WellPoint Foundation, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) launched the ACSM American Fitness Index™ (AFI) program in 2008 to help communities identify opportunities to improve the health of their residents and expand community assets to better support active, healthy lifestyles. The AFI reflects a composite of preventive health behaviors, levels of chronic disease conditions, health care access, as well as community resources and policies that support physical activity. In addition, demographic diversity, economic diversity and violent crime levels are included for each metropolitan area to illustrate the unique attributes of each city. Continue.