SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego metropolitan area is the 10th fittest in the country, according to a study released Tuesday by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation.
In the 10th annual American Fitness Index, San Diego ranked ninth for personal health indicators such as recent exercise, consumption of fruits and vegetables, amount of sleep, and smoking and obesity rates.
However, the region slipped to 22nd in community health factors like parks as a percentage of land area, commuting by public transportation or bicycle, walking and school physical education policies.
"Our ultimate goal is to offer individuals, families and communities trusted resources that can help them assess, plan and implement policies that promote positive health outcomes,'' said Walter Thompson, AFI Advisory Board chairman and ACSM president-elect.
"Ten years of evidence-based data offers these cities and their citizens valuable insights into how to substantively improve elements leading to healthier lives and reduced health care costs,'' he said.
San Diego's overall ranking of 10th is the same as last year.
Minneapolis-St. Paul supplanted Washington, D.C., as the fittest metro area in the country. The nation's capital fell to second.
The rest of the top 10 consisted of the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, San Jose, Boston, Denver, Portland and Salt Lake City metro areas. Louisville was the lowest of the 50 regions in the ratings.
For most, the gravity of Monday’s extraordinary celestial event isn’t appreciated. San Diego public libraries and the University of California, San Diego Extension presented programs on the history and science of solar eclipses to help the public gain a better handle on things.
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Councilman Chris Cate hosted a “bags” tournament Saturday to benefit junior lifeguards and the good deeds of local police.
Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse.
Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.
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Coming together to celebrate diversity was the message of a block party Friday night in North Park – which took on new meaning after the violence in Virginia.
Laguna Beach in Orange County is gearing up for a large anti-immigration rally this weekend and police are preparing for any trouble that may come out of the “America First” protest set for Sunday.
The brother of a Sinaloa cartel leader has been arrested at an Arizona border crossing, less than a month after his nephew surrendered to U.S. authorities.