You may or may not be shocked to hear where some of America’s healthiest people live. The American Fitness Index names Minneapolis the healthiest city overall. Minneapolis is #1 because the residents breathe clean air, prioritize exercise and maintain a healthy weight, supported by a city that was among the first to add bike trails and ban smoking in public places.
You’re probably wondering how exactly the AmericanFitness Index rates cities. There are many statistics that factor in; Healthbehaviors, chronic health problems, Health care, and the recreationalfacilities to name a few. Here is a list of Healthy Cities from AmericanFitness Index:
- Minneapolis, MN
- Washington, DC
- Boston, MA
- San Francisco, CA
- Hartford, Conn.
- Sacramento, CA
- Portland, OR
- Seattle, WA
- Denver, CO
Here are more healthy cities that rate high in health andfitness! Is your city one of them?
Healthiest Eaters: San Francisco, CA
Slimmest City: Honolulu, HI
Most Gyms AND Most Fast Food: Portland, ME
Exercises the Most: Santa Rosa, CA
Walks the Most: New York, NY
Biggest Salad Lovers: West Palm Beach, FL
Most Farmers Markets: Burlington, VT