Here Are the 10 Healthiest, Least Healthy US Cities

Heading west for good health seems sound
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2019 9:19 AM CST
Here Are the 10 Healthiest, Least Healthy US Cities
A healthy lifestyle awaits you in the City by the Bay.   (Getty Images/Ridofranz)

Staying healthy can be challenging these days, thanks to hectic lifestyles, conflicting advice, and rising health-care costs. WalletHub tries to at least narrow down the US cities where you might have the best chance for good health, looking at more than 170 of the most populated urban areas across more than three dozen metrics. Everything from access to and cost of health care to fitness and food opportunities, as well as a city's "green space" (i.e., hiking trails and parks), is taken into consideration. Read on for the cities where you can expect the best (and worst) odds:

Healthiest cities

  1. San Francisco
  2. Seattle
  3. San Diego
  4. Portland, Ore.
  5. Washington, DC
  6. New York
  7. Denver
  8. Honolulu
  9. Scottsdale, Ariz.
  10. Irvine, Calif.

Unhealthiest cities

  1. Brownsville, Texas
  2. Laredo, Texas
  3. Gulfport, Miss.
  4. Shreveport, La.
  5. Huntington, W.Va.
  6. Fort Smith, Ark.
  7. Augusta, Ga.
  8. Memphis, Tenn.
  9. Detroit
  10. Montgomery, Ala.
Check out the list to see where your favorite city falls. (The 10 safest cities in America.)

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