A majority of the City’s population participates in meaningful physical activity at least three times a week that meets or exceeds national benchmarks for cardiovascular exercise. A vast inventory of public and private city-wide assets is continuously promoted through a coordinated communications network. The result is a vibrant, engaged and even competitive community. Team and individual fitness opportunities are available to all ages. As a result, Germantown is renowned regionally and beyond for higher-than-average life expectancy and lowered incidence of chronic illness.
Participation in physical activity
The goal of this measure is to track the level of citizen engagement in daily physical exercise as part of the Governor's Foundation on Health. Germantown was the first city in West TN designated as a Healthier TN community with an emphasis on promoting awareness & participation in physical activity, healthy eating, and tobacco cessation.
The City has minimal impact on this measure.