Here’s How NC Rates For Active Lifestyles: Study
NORTH CAROLINA — New year, new you? While weight loss and getting fit are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions, as many as 92 percent of people who make diet- and workout-related pledges don’t stick to them, according to one study. But here in the Charlotte-metro region, we may have a slight advantage. According to an analysis of the top 100 cities in the U.S. by WalletHub, Charlotte is the No. 40 city for an active lifestyle, coming in just behind Virginia Beach, Virginia.
With New Year’s self-improvement goals in mind, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities "based on 38 key indicators of an active lifestyle," including average monthly fitness club fees to bike scores to each city’s share of physically inactive adults.
Charlotte came in at No. 41 overall when it comes to its sports and outdoors ranking and No. 43 for budget and participation.
Here’s how other North Carolina cities fared:
Raleigh — No. 51 Greensboro — No. 59 Durham — No. 63 Winston-Salem — No. 82
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The top 10 best cities for an active lifestyle, according to the study, are:
Honolulu Chicago San Francisco Portland, Oregon Seattle Minneapolis Washington, D.C. Denver San Diego Madison, WI
The 10 worst cities are these, according to the rankings:
Hialeah, Florida North Las Vegas, Nevada Bakersfield, California Irving, Texas Fresno, California Arlington, Texas Wichita, Kansas Toledo, Ohio Garland, Texas Memphis, Tennessee
Patch Editor Shannon Antinori contributed
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