Fittest US cities in 2022: How exercise can improve mental health

Fittest US cities in 2022: How exercise can improve mental health

The ACSM evaluated America’s 100 largest cities rounding out the top 10 fittest cities.

Arlington, Virginia, has been named America’s Fittest City by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

The other cities are Madison, Minneapolis, Washington, Seattle, Irvine, Portland, St Paul, Denver and Chicago.

As mental health concerns grow rapidly across the nation, here's what we can do to improve our health.

39.6% of the population reported poor mental health and 58% of adults have a pandemic-related negative effect on mental health.

The good news is research has shown physical activity to be effective in preventing and reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Exercise improves mood, self-esteem and quality of sleep.