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America's healthiest cities in 2023

Based on the annual Mindbody + ClassPass wellness index, this ranking represents an accurate overview of the top 10 (of the 50 most populous) healthiest US cities.

Using a wide range of criteria, the level of well-being of residents was assessed by considering various factors, such as the amount of exercise taken, the amount of sleep at night, and the adoption of healthy lifestyles such as quitting smoking and limiting alcohol consumption.

Factors such as the importance of social relationships, the closeness of friends and family and the spiritual aspect of personal achievement were also taken into account. The complete ranking can be found at mindbodyonline.com

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America's healthiest cities in 2023
Based on the annual Mindbody + ClassPass wellness index, this ranking represents an accurate overview of the top 10 (of the 50 most populous) healthiest US cities. Using a wide range of criteria, the level of well-being of residents was assessed by considering various factors, such as the amount of exercise taken, the amount of sleep at night, and the adoption of healthy lifestyles such as quitting smoking and limiting alcohol consumption. Factors such as the importance of social relationships, the closeness of friends and family and the spiritual aspect of personal achievement were also taken into account. The complete ranking can be found at mindbodyonline.com
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10) Tampa, Florida
In tenth position is Tampa. This community is characterised by a strong sense of connectedness among its residents, who experience a deep spiritual realisation and devote adequate time to sleeping at night. Tampa residents make conscious choices to avoid excessive alcohol consumption and maintain a regular exercise routine, with 70 per cent of them exercising at least once a week.
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9) Oakland, California
Oakland ranks ninth. About 90% of residents have chosen to moderate their alcohol consumption, while 70% have completely given up smoking. In addition, more than 75% of residents engage in physical activity at least once a week. They take care of their physical well-being, but also their human relationships: almost 65% of residents have close relationships with friends and family, creating a strong support network in the community.
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8) New York, NY
New York ranks eighth as the healthiest city in the US: almost three quarters of them devote at least once a week to exercise, with Pilates being the most popular workout. Curiously, New Yorkers prefer to exercise during their lunch break and after work, with night workouts not affecting their nightly rest. Moreover, the 'city that never sleeps' is also the most rested city in the US!
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7) Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles dropped from 2nd to 7th place, remaining in the top 10: group fitness is popular here. More than half of the residents exercise for at least 1 hour 30 minutes per week. Rest is also given great importance: about half of the residents sleep 7-8 hours a night.
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6) Albuquerque, New Mexico
In sixth position is Albuquerque, for the first time in the top 10. Residents are prioritising wellness, regularly consuming fruit and vegetables, and reducing alcohol consumption. The city has the second highest percentage of residents who exercise at least once a week and the third highest number of non-smokers. Despite this, in Albuquerque 65 per cent say they are very or extremely stressed.
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5) Chicago, Illinois
In fifth position is Chicago: 76% of residents prioritise exercise at least once a week and about 51% get enough rest.
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4) Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta ranks fourth: more than 50 per cent of residents exercise for at least 90 minutes a week. The most popular workout is strength training. Atlanta ranks as the third least stressed city in the country and almost 60 per cent say they are spiritually fulfilled.
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3) San Diego, California
The third healthiest city in the United States is San Diego, with 78% of residents exercising at least once a week. In particular, the practice of yoga is very common. The city also ranks second for highest percentage of non-smokers; citizens spend about $358 monthly on fitness, beauty and wellness.
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2) Miami
Second position for Miami, which has the highest number of residents exercising at least 90 minutes per week. The most popular workout in Miami is strength training. Residents also take relationships and spirituality seriously: Miami has the 4th highest number of residents who feel spiritually fulfilled and almost 70% say they feel close to friends and family.
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1) San Francisco, California
San Francisco ranks first as the healthiest city in America: its residents spend about $331 per month on fitness, beauty and wellness, the third highest amount. More than 50 per cent exercise for at least 90 minutes a week, mainly practising yoga. Residents sleep about 7-8 hours a night and represent the least smoking population in the US. Nearly 65% of San Francisco residents also report having close relationships with friends and family.
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