It seems like everyone is a health-nut these days. Eating right and exercise have become the norm; gone are the days of pizza and beers for dinner! Well, most days...
Wallethub conducted an in-depth analysis of the Healthiest Cities in America for 2019, and D.C. scored in the top 10 at the number five spot! I'm actually surprised we didn't rank higher on this list considering the number of boutique fitness gyms that have opened in the District, the sheer volume of runners that can be seen on the mall and the increase in health-conscious restaurant openings as of late.
To identify places where health is a priority, WalletHub compared more than 170 of the most populated U.S. cities across 42 key indicators of good health, ranging from cost of medical visits, mental health counselors per capita to the number of healthy restaurants per capita.
10 healthiest cities in America:
- San Francisco, CA
- Seattle, WA
- San Diego, CA
- Portland, OR
- Washington, D.C.
- New York, NY
- Denver, CO
- Honolulu, HI
- Scottsdale, AZ
- Irvine, CA
Here are a few of the key findings for D.C.:
- 1st – Running Trails per Capita
- 2nd – Walking Trails per Capita
- 8th – Healthy Restaurants per Capita
- 19th – Share of Adults not Eating Enough Fruits/Vegetables per Day
- 19th – Share of Physically Active Adults
- 62nd – Mental-Health Counselors per Capita
- 77th – Cost of Medical Visit
Overall, we seem to be doing a lot of things right on the fitness scene, so keep on sweating it out DC! For the full report, visit Wallethub online.