Memphis among least healthy cities in America - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis among least healthy cities in America

(Source: Wikipedia) (Source: Wikipedia)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Now that the chocolate-buying frenzy of Valentine’s Day is over, here’s a sobering thought: according to a study by WalletHub.com, Memphis is the 3rd least healthy city among the top 150 U.S. cities.

The study’s authors compared the cities across 34 key measurements, ranging from “cost of doctor visit” to “fruits and vegetables consumed” to “fitness clubs per capita.”  Memphis’s worst scores came in “walking trails per capita” (124th) and “share of physically active adults” (137th).

The five cities ranked the lowest, in order, were:

150. Detroit, MI
149. Brownsville, TX
148. Memphis, TN
147. Laredo, TX
146. Shreveport, LA

Other cities of regional interest were Chattanooga at 19th least healthy, Jackson, MS 23rd least healthy, Birmingham, AL 31st least healthy, and Louisville 35th least healthy. Little Rock was 73rd healthiest.

The healthiest cities, according to this study, were:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Salt Lake City, UT
  3. Scottsdale, AZ
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. Portland, OR
  6. Irvine, CA
  7. Huntington Beach, CA
  8. Honolulu, HI
  9. Washington, DC
  10. Santa Clarita, CA

The full report can be found here.

Copyright 2017 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.

  • News on WMCTV.comNewsMore>>

  • 9-year-old dies in crash after driver falls asleep behind the wheel

    9-year-old dies in crash after driver falls asleep behind the wheel

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:59:31 GMT
    Jaliya Lewis (Source: Family)Jaliya Lewis (Source: Family)

    Memphis Police Department is investigating a deadly crash that happened early Sunday morning.  Police were called to the scene on Spottswood Avenue and Goodwyn Street where a car hit a tree.  Three children were injured in the crash and taken to Lebonheur Children's Hospital. Two of the children are in non-critical condition. Nine-year-old Jaliya Lewis died from her injuries. Police say the children were unrestrained in the back seat of the vehicle and were thrown to the ...

    More >>

    Memphis Police Department is investigating a deadly crash that happened early Sunday morning.  Police were called to the scene on Spottswood Avenue and Goodwyn Street where a car hit a tree.  Three children were injured in the crash and taken to Lebonheur Children's Hospital. Two of the children are in non-critical condition. Nine-year-old Jaliya Lewis died from her injuries. Police say the children were unrestrained in the back seat of the vehicle and were thrown to the ...

    More >>
  • Two people shot, killed in Memphis

    Two people shot, killed in Memphis

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:34:04 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5 Archives)(Source: WMC Action News 5 Archives)

    Two people were shot and killed in Memphis on Sunday, according to Memphis Police Department. 

    More >>

    Two people were shot and killed in Memphis on Sunday, according to Memphis Police Department. 

    More >>
  • As the BBQ competition wraps up, organizers prepare for 901 Fest

    As the BBQ competition wraps up, organizers prepare for 901 Fest

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:13 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:13:09 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    After a successful BBQ contest, organizers of Memphis in May are on to setting up for the next event--901 Fest. 

    More >>

    After a successful BBQ contest, organizers of Memphis in May are on to setting up for the next event--901 Fest. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly