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The Fifteen Healthiest Cities in America

After researching data on the overall fitness of residents as well as accessibility to health care in the 50 largest cities in the United States, the fifteen healthiest metropolitan areas have been identified by NerdWallet. To determine fitness levels, researchers compared the general fitness of residents with the American Fitness Index which involves data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rates of disease, environmental factors and more. They also looked at weight levels and the percentage of residents that  regularly participate in physical activity. To assess the accessibility of health care, they looked at the percentage of people with access to health care as well as the number of doctors available for every 100,000 residents.  The 15 healthiest metropolitan areas were:

  • Boston, MA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Seattle, WA
  • Washington, DC
  • San Jose, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Portland, OR
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Hartford, CT
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Diego, CA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • New York, NY

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SOURCE: Nerdwallet

URL: http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/health/2014/01/13/healthiest-places-america/