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2022’S Best & Worst Cities for An Active lifestyle

Every new year, most of us take stock of what we can do to be healthier. This may include eating fresher foods or actually taking advantage of your gym membership. Well, being healthy may have a lot to do with where you live—especially when it comes to leading an active lifestyle.

WalletHub recently released its list of the best and worst cities for an active lifestyle in 2022. To create this report, they compared 100 major cities across 34 key indicators including monthly fitness club fees, bike scores and percentage of active residents.

Scroll down to see how your city ranks.

Best & Worst Cities For An Active Lifestyle in 2022

Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle
1. San Francisco, CA 91. Jersey City, NJ
2. Chicago, IL 92. Bakersfield, CA
3. New York, NY 93. Newark, NJ
4. San Diego, CA 94. Santa Ana, CA
5. Honolulu, HI 95. San Bernardino, CA
6. Los Angeles, CA 96. Irving, TX
7. Portland, OR 97. Fort Wayne, IN
8. Philadelphia, PA 98. Wichita, KS
9. Denver, CO 99. Winston-Salem, NC
10. Seattle, WA 100. North Las Vegas, NV

Additional Best vs. Worst Information

Best vs. Worst

  • Orlando, Florida, has the most sporting-goods stores (per square root of population), 0.388726, which is 12.7 times more than in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 0.030532.
  • Gilbert, Arizona, has the most public golf courses (per square root of population), 0.081102, which is 41.3 times more than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the fewest at 0.001964.
  • Tucson, Arizona, has the most fitness trainers and aerobics instructors per 100,000 residents, 195, which is 10.3 times more than in Bakersfield, California, with the fewest at 19.
  • New York has the most playgrounds (per square root of population), 0.664460, which is 13.4 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.049557.

Now that the data is available, what are your thoughts? How do you stay active if you’re in a city? What challenges do you find to stay active?

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