THE WHAT? Tech platform Mindbody has unveiled its Top 10 Healthiest Cities in America as part of its 2022 Mindbody Wellness Index, with Miami ranking number one for the third year in a row.
THE DETAILS Los Angeles and San Diego came in at second and third respectively.
The annual Mindbody Wellness Index looks at several factors including workout habits, commitment to sufficient sleep, stress levels, connection to community and spirituality, among other wellness behaviors and attitudes.
Of the 50 U.S. cities surveyed, Miami ranked highest in residents who exercise at least once a week and residents who exercise for 90 minutes or more per week.
The rest of the top 10 comprised of Atlanta, Washington, San Francisco, San Jose, Austin, Seattle and Raleigh respectively.
The index also highlighted seven wellness trends to watch for in 2022, which included: increased interest in immune health, intellectual wellness, mental wellness, sexual wellness, facial exercises and pets and wellness along with an increased influence of workout classes on consumer discovery of new music.
THE WHY? Mindbody surveyed 16,000 adults in the 50 most populated US cities and ranked those cities from healthiest to least through a proprietary scoring algorithm.
Josh McCarter, Mindbody CEO, said, “Through Mindbody’s annual ranking of the Healthiest Cities in America, we aim to provide a detailed glimpse into the health and wellness of America’s largest urban centers. As the wellness industry comes together to rebound, almost 80% of people agree that wellness is more important than ever.
“And, with that, we are seeing the definition of wellness change as Americans place more emphasis on non-physical dimensions of wellness, such as mental, social and intellectual. Miami serves as an example of this evolution with the highest number of residents that feel connected to their community, which is a strong component of social wellness.”