The 10 Healthiest Cities in America

The nation's capital comes out on top
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2016 9:00 AM CDT
The 10 Healthiest Cities in America
An early morning runner passes the Tidal Basin in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

The nation's capital leads the way in health. Washington, DC, is the fittest city in the country based on personal health and environmental factors, including access to parks and walkability, Today reports via the American Fitness Index. But there's good news for those outside the city: The survey found a "huge increase" in the number of Americans who said they'd exercised in the last 30 days—up to 76.8% from 68.7% last year. The top 10 cities:

  1. Washington, DC
  2. Minneapolis
  3. Denver
  4. Portland
  5. San Francisco
  6. Seattle
  7. Boston
  8. Salt Lake City
  9. Hartford, Conn.
  10. San Diego
See where your city ranks here or discover the best cities for lazy people. (Read more US cities stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.