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The Healthiest Cities in the USA

America is the home of the free and the… unhealthy? Although Americans have earned this reputation recently due to our many fast food restaurants, hectic lifestyles, and lack of focus on balance in our everyday lives, we should not automatically be assumed to be an unhealthy nation.

Minneapolis, MN is America's Healthiest City

There are plenty of Americans – including you, if you are reading this article and visiting this website – who really do care about maintaining healthy lives by eating nutritious and balanced diets while also exercising on a regular basis. Now, the American College of Sports Medicine has compiled much data and researched statistics that prove that many American cities are actually very healthy. The 50 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the USA were evaluated on the personal health of their citizens, community data, and environmental data, and assigned a score from 1-100.

 

According to this report, Minneapolis, MN was the healthiest city in the USA with a score of 77.2. The unhealthiest city was Oklahoma City, OK with a score of 24.6.

Top 10 Healthiest Cities

  1. Minneapolis, MN 77.2
  2. Washington, DC     76.8
  3. Boston, MA        69.1
  4. Portland, OR        67.7
  5. Denver, CO        67.6
  6. San Francisco, CA    66.8
  7. Harford, CT        66.8
  8. Seattle, WA         66.5
  9. Virginia Beach, VA    65.8
  10. Sacramento, CA    65.3

Top 10 Unhealthiest Cities

  1. Oklahoma City, OK 24.6
  2. Louisville, KY    29.0
  3. Memphis, TN    32.9
  4. Birmingham, AL    33.6
  5. Detroit, MI        33.8
  6. Indianapolis, IN    34.4
  7. Riverside, CA    36.8
  8. Las Vegas, NV    37.8
  9. Houston, TX        38.3
  10. Los Angeles, CA    39.1
  11. Tampa, FL        40.4

Is your city on either list? Tell us about it below in the comment section!

June 1st, 2011

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