Do you live in a healthy city or a city ranked as unhealthy?
Sperling’s Best Places and Centrum (vitamins) recently ranked the 10 healthiest and the 10 least healthy cities in America. To make the classification, they looked at statitiscs on obesity and heart disease, as well as other factors that promote a healthy lifestyle. The five major categories studied were: Physical Activity, Health Status, Nutrition, Lifestyle Pursuits, and Mental Wellness.
Here is the ranking:
|Top 10 Cities with Highest Healthiest Cities Scores||Top 10 Cities with Lowest Healthiest Cities Scores|
|1)||San Jose, CA||1)||New Orleans, LA|
|2)||Washington, DC||2)||San Antonio, TX|
|3)||San Francisco, CA||3)||Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN|
|4)||Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA||4)||Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH|
|5)||Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT||5)||Orlando, FL|
|6)||Oakland, CA||6)||Columbus, OH|
|7)||Sacramento, CA||7)||Detroit, MI|
|8)||Orange County, CA||8)||New York, NY|
|9)||Denver, CO||9)||Las Vegas, NV-AZ|
|10)||Austin-San Marcos, TX||10)||Indianapolis, IN|
Washington, D.C. is the closest city to where I live and it is #2 on the list. D.C. offers a lot of great vegetarian restaurants, and I’m sure this helps to make it a healthier place to live!
For more info: http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/healthy.aspx