It seems like everyone is a health-nut these days. Eating right and exercise have become the norm; gone are the days of pizza and beers for dinner! Well, most days.
Wallethub conducted an in-depth analysis of the Healthiest Cities in America for 2017. Seattle scored high at the number four spot! I’m genuinely not surprised, the Pacific Northwest is all about their kale and kombucha! Not to mention we’ve got some great boutique gyms, a number of them starting out of Seattle (think IanFitness and Bassline.)
To identify places where health is a priority, Wallethub’s analysts compared 150 of the largest U.S. cities across 34 key metrics. The data set ranges from “cost of doctor visit” to “fruit and vegetable consumption” to “fitness clubs per capita.”
Here are the stats:
- We're 59th in Mental-Health Counselors per Capita
- We're 14th for Share of Adults Eating Fewer than 1 Serving of Fruits/Vegetables per Day
- We're 5th for having Healthy Restaurants per Capita
- We're 47th in having Dietitians & Nutritionists per Capita
- We're 1st in having Share of Physically Active Adults
- We're 6th in Running Trails per Capita
- We're 14th in our Walking Trails per Capita
Good job, Seattle! For the full report, visit Wallethub online.