Top 10 Unhealthiest Cities to Live in 2020

January 22, 2020
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Where homebuyers choose to live can have an enormous impact on their health. Some cities are the poster children for healthy living: Their residents workout, eat right, and take time out of their day to reflect and connect. These are not those cities. Mindbody, a wellness technology platform, ranked the healthiest and unhealthiest American cities to live in 2020, and residents in cities with a low wellness index tend to be stressed and sleep deprived. Here are the cities to avoid if you are trying to find locations to build that will elevate buyer’s mood and health. 

If you want to live in a city where locals are relatively healthy and report having low levels of stress, steer clear of places like Detroit, Philadelphia, and San Jose.

Mindbody, a wellness technology platform, ranked the healthiest and unhealthiest American cities to live in in its 2020 Wellness Index, based on factors including residents' overall health, behaviors, attitudes towards wellness, and the success of local wellness businesses like gyms and spas. The researchers surveyed 20,000 adults in the 50 most populous US cities on their fitness and wellness habits, and analyzed health data and other data from sources including the US Census and business listing services.

Turns out, the unhealthiest city in the US is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Residents here are more stressed and less satisfied with their health and fitness than in any other city in America.

Here are the 10 unhealthiest cities to live in 2020.

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