Miami is the second healthiest city in America! Mindbody announced the ranking of the Top 10 Healthiest Cities in America as part of the 2023 Mindbody Wellness Index. For the first time ever, San Francisco was ranked as the Healthiest City in America, knocking out Miami as the three-time winner.
To calculate this annual ranking, Mindbody surveyed over 17,000 adults in the 50 most populated US cities and ranked those cities from healthiest to least through a proprietary scoring algorithm. The rankings are based on a variety of factors, including how much residents exercise, how stressed they feel, the amount of rest they get, how many of them smoke, and how much alcohol they consume. We also look at how close they are to friends and family and whether they feel spiritually fulfilled.
"Each year it's so exciting to see what cities will make the top ten list, giving us an idea on just how residents prioritized their wellness. As the definition of wellness continues to evolve, the annual ranking of the Healthiest Cities in America look at various consumer health metrics that contribute to overall wellness." said Fritz Lanman, CEO of Mindbody. "After a few challenging years for the industry, it's especially exciting to see new cities enter the top ten, while seeing San Francisco jump to the top for the first year ever, showing us wellness is on the rise everywhere."
While Miami may not be at the top of the list this year, it's still at the top of its wellness game. The Magic City has the highest number of residents who exercise 90 minutes or more per week, with most of that time spent pumping iron. How do we know? The most popular workout in Miami is strength training. Residents also take relationships and spirituality seriously—Miami has the 4th highest number of residents who feel spiritually fulfilled and nearly 70% say they feel close to friends and family.
2023 Mindbody Wellness Index Top 10 Healthiest Cities in America:
Check out the full list here.