Health­i­est Cities

Better Nutrition - - TREND WATCH -

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.

4 Seat­tle

5 Port­land, Ore.

6 Irvine, Calif.

7 Hunt­ing­ton Beach, Calif.

8 Honolulu

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.

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