Market Watch: 10 fittest (and unhealthiest) cities in America

SF named one of top 10 fittest cities

By Quentin Fottrell

 

Where you choose to live may have a big impact your physical health. Residents of Aurora, Colo., take a bow – and then a brisk walk in your local park. Aurora was ranked No. 1 on a new survey, the “Fit Cities Index” of 85 metro areas around the U.S. carried out by BetterDoctor.com, a website that helps people find the right doctors. Aurora has $126 in park expenditure per resident, 31.4 acres of park per 1,000 residents, 43% of residents at a healthy weight and nearly 84% who have exercised within the past 30 days, scoring 75.21 out of a possible 100 on the index. It was followed by San Francisco, Oakland, Albuquerque, and Seattle.

10 most fit cities

City Park expenditure per resident Park acres per 1,000 residents % of residents at a healthy weight % of residents who have exercised in the past 30 days Fit cities index score
Aurora, Colorado $126 31.4 43.00% 83.80% 75.21
San Francisco, California $263 6.6 44.80% 82.60% 73.56
Oakland, California $137 14.5 44.80% 82.60% 72.29
Albuquerque, New Mexico $72 32.7 43.30% 82.00% 70.92
Seattle, Washington $255 9 42.30% 83.40% 70.91
Denver, Colorado $146 9.7 43.00% 83.80% 70.5
Portland, Oregon $151 24.6 40.30% 84.20% 69.96
Sacramento, California $133 10.9 40.90% 84.70% 68.41
Irvine, California $149 36.5 43.10% 78.90% 66.83
San Diego, California $106 35.9 41.20% 81.00% 66.47

 

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