Two Illinois Cities Ranked ‘Healthiest Places To Live’ In The United States
After being stuck inside our homes for months on end, a lot of people are looking for ways to drop the weight they gained now that Summer is here.
Living in a city where there are many resources to buy nutritional and healthier food is pretty rare. Every mile in my town there's a McDonald's or a Taco Bell that's convenient and easy to get when you're on the go. That gets pretty old after a while eating the same old greasy food that was cooked suspiciously fast. And with the cost of healthcare rising, it's not easy to keep your health in good shape.
Well, there may be a solution and it involves moving to a healthier city near you!
According to WalletHub, there are 2 cities in Illinois that made the top 100 list for 2022's 'Healthiest Cities To Live' in America. Yup, just 2 cities in this wonderful state.
This list was made based off of 4 categories: Health Care, Food, Fitness, and Green Space. They also took it a step further and gathered metrics from fruit and vegetable intake to the cost of medical visits, and the number of bike/hiking trails in each city to determine which cities were the healthiest and unhealthiest.
So which 2 Illinois cities made the Top 100 list for healthiest cities in America?
Chicago came in at 36th on the list and Aurora just barely held on at 93rd.
Surprised? I'm kinda shocked Chicago made the list, but I realized the city is so big that you easily have access to all sorts of produce and different nutritional options compared to a smaller city with limited variety.
To make things even better, Chicago came in 11th for the 'Healthy Restaurants per capita' category. Woot woot!
Chicago ranked 73 for Health Care, 17 for Food, 101 for Fitness, and 36 for Green Space with a total score of 54.25. Aurora ranked 49 for Health Care, 132 for Food, 127 for Fitness, and 17 for Green Space with a total score of 47.48.
What we really want to know is what came in 1st place? The city that has risen above all in America is..... San Francisco, California! Their total score health is 68.54. Not bad.