Now in its 13th year, the Fitness Index bases its rankings on 33 separate indicators in two major categories: personal health and community/environment.
The social fitness network Strava predicts that Sunday will be “Quitter’s Day,” the day when most Americans will forsake their fitness goals for 2020.
“I think it’s going to be a well-needed service,” said Willmar chiropractor Jon Haefner. “The whole goal is to make Willmar a healthier place.”
The American Fitness Index rankings are based on 33 separate indicators in two major categories: personal health and community/environment.
A yoga instructor takes an animated approach to teaching children the benefits of exercise.
After two years, people in the self-monitoring “arm” of the study had sustained a greater weight loss, on average, than those using fitness trackers.
“What makes a run around Lake Nokomis memorable,” writes Gretchen Kreuter in her 1980 guidebook “Running the Twin Cities,” “is its Vita Fitness Course.”
“Litter on the floor, dirty mirrors, foul smells and a lack of fresh towels are all bad signs,” writes Greg Daugherty, as are “rust, frayed cables, damaged pulleys or other signs of potential hazard.”
By making walking data easy to see, Fitbits and similar technologies (like the Moves app or the new iWatch) can provide crucial feedback for people about their daily activity patterns.