America’s Top 10 Healthiest Cities Where are the healthiest places to live in The United States? The Survivors Club has pulled together the Top 10 cities for surviving — residents in these areas have lower rates of obesity and heart disease. Those who live in these 10 cities are also thriving in their happy, low-stress lives. Is your city one of the The Survivors Club’s picks?
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, California sometimes known as “The Paris of the West” is not only chic — it’s super healthy! According to Prevention, San Francisco is America’s number one walking city. It has also ranked on the top of lists for running, cycling, most athletic and fit, and a sport city. Residents take advantage of the city’s large Golden Gate Park practicing tai chi, yoga, and capoeira on the grass. The eclectic cuisine San Francisco offers boasts an abundance of delicious vegetarian options. Also one of the most heart friendly cities, San Francisco has relatively low smoking rates.
Washington D.C. attracts millions of visitors to the nation’s capital each year many of whom walk around the National Mall. Besides walking the city, its healthy residents also take advantage of the fact that D.C. is one of America’s best running cities. It has also made the list for being heart-friendly and happy according to Gallup’s Well-Being Index, making it one of the healthiest cities in the US. The international cuisine environment offers many healthy and delicious restaurants with wonderful vegetarian options. Despite its reputation as a serious city, Washingtonians know how to have healthy fun.
Denver, Colorado may offer more possibilities for the sports enthusiast than any other city in the country. The “Mile-High City” near thousands of square miles of wilderness offers outdoor fun. Just off the Rocky Mountains, Denver is one of America’s best climbing cities where residents climb peaks in the summer and ski down in the winter. Also one of the top walking and running cities in America, Denver has also been recognized as both being one of the most athletic and fittest. Despite its snowfall, the sun shines most days on Denver’s healthy population earning it a spot on the fittest and most health conscious lists.