Memphis ranked among worst cities for active lifestyle

Published: Jan. 7, 2019 at 7:57 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - With “lose weight and exercise more” topping the list of New Year’s resolutions, and as many as 92 percent of people failing at keeping their resolutions each year, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle as well as accompanying videos.

To determine where Americans have the best chance of balancing a healthy diet with ample physical activity, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities in 38 key metrics. The categories range from average monthly fitness-club fee to bike score to share of physically inactive adults.

Living an Active Lifestyle in Memphis (1=Best; 50=Avg.)

23rd – Swimming Pools per Capita

26th – Avg. Monthly Fitness-Club Fee

29th – Baseball & Softball Diamonds per Capita

32nd – Basketball Hoops per Capita

47th – Parkland Acres per Capita

72nd – Walk Score

78th – % of Physically Inactive Adults

82nd – Fitness Centers per Capita

84th – Public Golf Courses per Capita

91st – Sports Clubs per Capita

To read the full report and see where other Mid-South cities rank, click here.

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