Miami one of the healthiest
Anyone who has lived or visited South Florida knows we’re pretty fit and healthy.
Folks run along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk or Miami Beach’s boardwalk or they’re cycling along the beaches of AIA (and sometimes on Interstate 95.) We’re the land of the tanned, toned and trimmed and you might even be reading this at the gym or somewhere outdoors.
So it shouldn’t be a total surprise that Miami was named the sixth-healthiest city in the world. That honor comes from a new study by the United Kingdom-based vacation price-comparison service TravelSuperMarket.com.
The website considered various factors in its rankings — such as the number of vegan-option restaurants and hours of daily sunlight.
Leading the list overall was the City of Love (Paris), followed by Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, Barcelona, Pattaya — also in Thailand — and Vancouver. The only other U.S. city in the top ten was San Francisco, coming in seventh
after Miami. Lisbon, Denpasar and Buenos Aires rounded out the rest of the top ten.
“Turquoise waters, glamorous neighbourhoods and colourful art deco buildings, Miami combines the luxury of white sands and the excitement of trendsetting nightclubs, making it one of the most sought after destinations to travel to,’’ according to the report, noting that the area has “over 500 vegan-option restaurants and over 300 health food shops.”
The study doesn’t say whether it refers to Miami proper or the Miami metro area which includes Miami Beach.
The Magic City also ranked well in other categories including health food shops (No. 1), average sunlight hours (No. 9 or 3,154 sunlight hours per year), parks and green space (No. 11), vegan-option restaurants (No. 12), spas (No. 13) and gym and fitness centers (No . 16.)
Miami was named the sixth healthiest city by Travelsupermarket.com. In this file photo, thousands of runners make their way through Ocean Drive in Miami Beach during the 2018 Miami Marathon.