With “lose weight and exercise more” topping the list of New Year’s resolutions and as many as 92 percent of people failing at keeping their resolutions each year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle as well as accompanying videos.
To determine where Americans have the best chance of balancing a healthy diet with ample physical activity, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities across 38 key metrics. The dataset ranges from average monthly fitness-club fee to bike score to share of physically inactive adults.
Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle1Honolulu, HI 91Memphis, TN2Chicago, IL 92Garland, TX3San Francisco, CA 93Toledo, OH4Portland, OR 94Wichita, KS5Seattle, WA 95Arlington, TX6Minneapolis, MN 96Fresno, CA7Washington, DC 97Irving, TX8Denver, CO 98Bakersfield, CA9San Diego, CA 99North Las Vegas, NV10Madison, WI 100Hialeah, FL
Best vs. Worst New York has the most sporting-goods stores (per square root of population), 0.4395, which is 12.5 times more than in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 0.0351.
Gilbert, Arizona, has the most public golf courses (per square root of population), 0.0809, which is 40.5 times more than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the fewest at 0.0020.
Lincoln, Nebraska, has the most fitness trainers and aerobics instructors per 100,000 residents, 223, which is 7.7 times more than in Corpus Christi, Texas, the city with the fewest at 29.
New York has the most playgrounds (per square root of population), 0.6607, which is 18.9 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.0349.
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