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Las Vegas Ranks Low In Fitness Index

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(Indianapolis, IN) — Las Vegas ranks 39th in the American College of Sport Medicine’s American Fitness Index, which measures the health and community fitness status of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

The Las Vegas metro area scored 41.6 (out of 100 possible points) in the 2013 report to maintain its ranking.  In 2012, the metro area ranked 39th with a score of 40.0. Minneapolis-St. Paul achieved a high score of 76.4 to capture the top ranking for the third
consecutive year.

Las Vegas ranked 31st on personal health indicators related to health behaviors, chronic health conditions and health care access.

The area ranked 41st on community/environmental indicators associated to the built environment, recreational facilities, park-related expenditures, physical education requirements and primary health care providers.

For more on areas of excellence and improvement priorities, plus a breakdown of the components that helped make up its score,  visit the AFI website.

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