In conjunction with National Physical Therapy Month, and as part of the "Fit After 50" campaign, APTA and MoveForwardPT.com named the Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America on October 1.
To select the winners, APTA conducted a survey of the 50 largest US metro areas to determine which cities are best suited for maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle as people age. Criteria included life expectancy, cardiovascular health and stress levels of Baby Boomers, as well as local healthcare and fitness resources.
Top 10 Fittest Cities for Baby Boomers in America
- San Jose, CA - #1
- Minneapolis, MN - #2
- San Francisco, CA - #3
- Denver, CO - #4
- Boston, MA - #5
- Salt Lake City, UT - #6
- Washington, DC - #7
- Seattle, WA - #8
- San Diego, CA - #9
- Raleigh, NC - #10
Fit After 50
Checklist: City Resources That Help Boomers Stay Fit
Infographic: Fittest Cities
Move Forward Radio
In this episode, a physical therapist discusses the importance of maintaining fitness after the age of 50. Listen to Move Forward Radio!
Celebrating the fittest cities in Times Sqaure!
We are excited to partner in this effort with Huff/Post50, a Huffington Post website that leads discussions about topics important to baby boomers. The following Huff/Post50 articles feature physical therapists' perspectives on baby boomer health and fitness:
When Is It Time To Seek Physical Therapy?
How Women Can Stay Fit During Menopause and Beyond
The 4 Keys To Starting An Exercise Regimen After 50
3 Ways to Ward Off Knee Pain
Why Physical Therapy?
As experts in restoring and improving motion in people's lives, physical therapists help you achieve results, in many cases without expensive surgery or the side effects associated with long-term use of prescription medications. Learn more and find a physical therapist near you.