[gallery] These Are 2019’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle


Ready to lace up those sneakers, stretch out those muscles and hit the pavement (or trail) in the name of 2019 fitness goals? According to WalletHub, it turns out some cities make that goal more achievable than others.

In its recently released report 2019’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle, the website compared the 100 biggest cities in America across two key dimensions—budget and health and sports and outdoors—and 38 key metrics, ranging from the number of intramural leagues per capita to proximity to a ski resort. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale; each city’s weighted average across all metrics went towards calculating its active lifestyle score.


The Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle…

  1. Honolulu
  2. Chicago
  3. San Francisco
  4. Portland, Oregon
  5. Seattle
  6. Minneapolis
  7. Washington, D.C.
  8. Denver
  9. San Diego
  10. Madison, Wisconsin


… and the Worst

  1. Memphis
  2. Garland, Texas
  3. Toledo, Ohio
  4. Wichita, Kansas
  5. Arlington, Texas
  6. Fresno, California
  7. Irving, Texas
  8. Bakersfield, California
  9. North Las Vegas
  10. Hialeah, Florida
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