Austin Makes List of Healthiest Cities in America
Location definitely matters when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, and WalletHub's recent study shows that some cities promote healthy living and make it much easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Their study shows that some cities are going above and beyond to expand access to nutritious food and recreational activities, keep healthcare costs affordable and keep parks clean and well-maintained.
With the United States' cost of living increasing, at the same time life expectancy is declining, it is important to be aware of how to best take care of yourself. There is no surprise that Austin, TX came out on top as the #17 healthiest city in the United States. Read on to learn more about WalletHub's methodology.
To determine which areas prioritize residents’ well-being, WalletHub compared more than 170 of the most populated U.S. cities across 40 key indicators of good health. Their data set ranges from the cost of a doctor visit to fruit and vegetable consumption to fitness clubs per capita.
Four Key Dimensions: 1) Health Care 2) Food 3) Fitness and 4) Green Space