Health & Fitness The top 10 healthiest cities in the UK

15:05  03 july  2017
15:05  03 july  2017 Source:   Netdoctor (UK)

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The top five healthiest cities

1. Bristol 

2. Liverpool

3. Norwich

4. Newcastle

5. Leeds

Bristol takes the top spot here, with 34% of residents saying they drink 2-4 glasses of water a day, and 75% ordering takeaways 'less than once a week or never'.

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The bottom five (un)healthiest cities

6. Southampton

7. Manchester

8. Sheffield 

9. Cardiff

10. Glasgow

But it's not looking so good for the Scots. In 10th place we have Glasgow, where 35% of inhabitants admit to smoking (compared to just 8% in Bristol) while 30% order a takeaway 'up to twice a week'. That being said, the Glaswegians do perform pretty well when it comes to exercise, with 56% exercising between one and three times a week. 

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A combination of both types of fitness landed these 10 cities at the top of the list. This southern California city near Los Angeles is the 10 th most healthy city in the United States, according to WalletHub’s rankings.

Top 10 Cities with Highest Healthiest Cities Scores. "These snapshots of healthiness of U.S. metro areas help us better understand each city 's distinct character and dimension," said Bert Sperling.

Healthy trends

Other notable statistics came in from Sheffield, where a whopping 68% of those taking part claimed to have a balanced diet, and Leeds, where nearly 30% drink less than one unit of alcohol per week 'or none at all'.

It also seems that, overall, the nation is generally making better lifestyle choices. 62% of us don't smoke, nearly a quarter of us drink within the recommended 14 units of alcohol a week and 14% report being completely teetotal. Additionally, whilst our love of junk food is still very much apparent, more than half of us have takeaways less than once a week.

The data collected for the survey came from 1000 participants segmented by city across the UK, who were asked various questions surrounding certain lifestyle choices. Each city was then scored 1-10 based on their answers, with one being the healthiest and 10 being the least healthy.

It's worth bearing in mind, though, that cities not included on the list are even unhealthier than those mentioned. London, we're looking at you...

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