2017’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle

Fitness 2017

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2017’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle

Jan 5, 2017  |  Richie Bernardo, Senior Writer

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There’s a reason why bodybuilding experts invented the concept of “cheat day”: Even the fittest of the fit and the strictest of dieters sometimes need to live a little.

But sometimes we live too much. The average person in the U.S. consumes more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day alone. And as we struggle to forgive ourselves for that last holiday binge of 2016, grocery stores are already tempting us with Valentine’s Day sweets — and it’s only the first week of the new year. Finally, those who’ve ever traveled during the holidays also know how tough it can be to squeeze in an exercise routine, let alone some cardio.

It’s no wonder “lose weight and get fit” consistently ranks as both the No. 1 New Year’s resolution in America and the No. 1 most commonly broken. We all have a responsibility to stay healthy and fit. But some of us have a harder time kicking old bad habits because of where we live, which simply fail to promote an active lifestyle.

With New Year self-improvement in mind, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 100 most populated cities based on 30 key indicators of an active lifestyle. Our data set ranges from “average monthly fitness-club fee” to “bike score” to “share of physically inactive residents.” Continue reading below for the complete ranking, expert commentary and a full description of our methodology.

Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle

Overall Rank City WalletHub’s Active Lifestyle Score ‘Budget & Participation’ Rank ‘Sports Facilities & Outdoor Recreation’ Rank
1 Madison, WI 57.25 23 2
2 Boise, ID 57.21 13 3
3 Scottsdale, AZ 55.40 9 8
4 Portland, OR 55.30 20 4
5 Orlando, FL 55.15 4 9
6 Minneapolis, MN 54.99 49 1
7 Pittsburgh, PA 54.49 19 7
8 Atlanta, GA 52.78 14 13
9 Irvine, CA 52.28 1 18
10 Sacramento, CA 52.13 22 11
11 Reno, NV 51.58 12 17
12 Buffalo, NY 51.42 2 19
13 Cincinnati, OH 51.01 30 10
14 Tampa, FL 49.85 18 20
15 San Francisco, CA 49.79 70 6
16 Denver, CO 49.31 35 16
17 Seattle, WA 48.90 41 15
18 Washington, DC 48.88 85 5
19 Lincoln, NE 48.68 21 21
20 Boston, MA 48.06 67 12
21 Tucson, AZ 47.61 3 33
22 St. Louis, MO 46.91 8 35
23 St. Paul, MN 46.75 27 25
24 San Diego, CA 46.44 24 28
25 Norfolk, VA 46.35 77 14
26 Henderson, NV 45.15 53 23
27 Honolulu, HI 45.15 37 27
28 Colorado Springs, CO 44.21 48 26
29 Virginia Beach, VA 43.80 50 30
30 Las Vegas, NV 43.24 7 45
31 Cleveland, OH 43.11 59 29
32 Glendale, AZ 42.65 89 24
33 Anchorage, AK 42.60 88 22
34 Durham, NC 42.50 32 39
35 Long Beach, CA 42.37 28 40
36 Omaha, NE 41.94 58 36
37 Fremont, CA 41.77 16 66
38 Milwaukee, WI 41.72 73 32
39 Austin, TX 41.22 56 38
40 Miami, FL 40.69 44 42
41 New Orleans, LA 40.43 39 43
42 Baton Rouge, LA 40.16 51 41
43 Albuquerque, NM 39.71 36 48
44 Chandler, AZ 39.68 26 53
45 Lubbock, TX 39.47 6 73
46 Anaheim, CA 39.46 10 68
47 St. Petersburg, FL 39.36 45 46
48 Plano, TX 39.30 33 50
49 Baltimore, MD 38.96 95 34
50 Stockton, CA 38.83 11 74
51 Lexington-Fayette, KY 38.82 40 52
52 Philadelphia, PA 38.81 97 31
53 Fort Wayne, IN 38.76 15 69
54 Chula Vista, CA 38.46 5 72
55 Kansas City, MO 38.41 46 47
56 Chicago, IL 38.18 91 37
57 San Jose, CA 37.98 42 56
58 Tulsa, OK 37.61 80 44
59 Birmingham, AL 37.26 25 79
60 Phoenix, AZ 37.01 63 54
61 Raleigh, NC 36.96 29 63
62 Mesa, AZ 36.81 38 64
63 Oakland, CA 36.51 57 57
64 El Paso, TX 36.47 54 60
65 Gilbert, AZ 36.43 69 49
66 San Bernardino, CA 36.15 34 90
67 Chesapeake, VA 35.96 76 55
68 Louisville, KY 35.85 62 59
69 Riverside, CA 34.66 47 77
70 Aurora, CO 34.47 94 51
71 Charlotte, NC 34.44 72 67
72 Nashville, TN 33.37 84 64
73 Wichita, KS 33.26 17 94
74 Greensboro, NC 32.96 90 61
75 Detroit, MI 32.91 96 58
76 Oklahoma City, OK 32.86 71 76
77 Jacksonville, FL 32.56 81 75
78 Los Angeles, CA 32.47 86 71
79 Corpus Christi, TX 32.00 65 82
80 Garland, TX 31.86 43 89
81 Houston, TX 31.85 74 80
82 Santa Ana, CA 31.66 31 91
83 Jersey City, NJ 31.57 60 86
84 San Antonio, TX 31.50 68 84
85 Fresno, CA 31.41 61 88
86 Columbus, OH 30.97 83 81
87 Indianapolis, IN 30.41 92 78
88 Winston-Salem, NC 30.32 98 70
89 Fort Worth, TX 30.00 82 87
90 Bakersfield, CA 29.61 87 83
91 Arlington, TX 29.49 78 92
92 Irving, TX 29.39 55 95
93 Toledo, OH 28.81 79 93
94 Newark, NJ 28.43 52 97
95 Hialeah, FL 27.34 64 96
96 New York, NY 26.91 100 62
97 Dallas, TX 26.77 75 98
98 North Las Vegas, NV 26.65 99 85
99 Laredo, TX 25.43 66 100
100 Memphis, TN 24.81 93 99

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