It’s easier to make healthy choices in some cities than in others. Wallet Hub, a personal finance site, compared 34 characteristics of 150 U. S. cities, and ranked these as the 10 healthiest:
1 San Francisco
2 Salt Lake City
3 Scottsdale, Ariz.
5 Portland, Ore.
6 Irvine, Calif.
7 Huntington Beach, Calif.
9 Washington, D. C.
10 Santa Clarita, Calif.
Ranking factors included per capita number of fitness clubs, nutritionists, healthy restaurants, and walking and running trails; fruit and veggie consumption; and health care access and costs. Here are some of the winners in individual categories ( based on per- capita numbers):
Most healthy restaurants: Portland, Ore. Most nutritionists: Durham, N. C. Lowest average fitness club costs: El Paso, Tex. Most running trails: Washington, D. C. Most walking trails: Lincoln, Neb.
Three California cities— San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont— tied for the # 1 spot in lowest percentage of adults eating less than 1 serving of fruits and veggies daily.