What is the healthiest city to visit in America? It depends who you ask. Companies often hire large data firms to study and rank cities based on the accessibility of different “healthy” options, and yet somehow everyone often seems to come up with a different answer. That should be no surprise though, as scientists often operationalize “health” using a number of different factors—everything from the availability of farmers markets to the percentage of people who suffer from diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And different scientists bestow different weights to these factors, so it really does become all about perspective.
Since summer is here and ’tis the season for travel, we’ve scoured the web for the most reliable and comprehensive rankings of healthy cities in America. Here is our aggregated list of the top 5 healthiest cities in the United States:
1. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, according to America’s Top 20 Healthy Cities (Travel Channel)
2. San Jose, CA, according to Top 10 Healthy Cities (Self Magazine)
3. Buffalo, NY, according to How Fit Is Your Hometown? (Huffington Post)
4. Denver, CO, according to America’s Healthiest Cities to Visit (Food and Wine)
5. Las Vegas, NV, according to 7 Tips to Stay Healthy While Visiting Sin City (Intent Blog)
Are you heading out for a healthy vacation this summer? Let us know where you’re going and how you intent to stay focused on your health while you travel in the comments below.
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