Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tucson May Be Among Poorest Cities in US But We Sure Are Active

Posted By on Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 10:15 AM

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Congratulations Tucson, you are among the top 10 most active cities in the country. 

When it comes to exercising and roaming the outdoors, the Old Pueblo ranks 7th among 100 of the U.S.'s most populated metro areas, according to a report by the website Wallethub.

The site looked at things like monthly gym fees, number of swimming pools and public parks that are available to the public, how many fitness clubs there are, and other "incentives" that make it easier for people to be active. The report says that it's not entirely up to us—our cities and counties have to ensure everyone has access to playgrounds, tracks, and other places where we can exercise for free or for an affordable price. It's about investing in health.
Maintaining an active lifestyle not only improves the overall quality of life, but it’s also a much cheaper alternative to fighting and preventing illness. Promoting healthy choices, however, requires a collaborative effort among city officials and residents.
In Tucson, we also get lucky with Tumamoc, Sentinel Peak, Sabino Canyon and so on. It's definitely not torture to be active in our desert. 

Fellow Arizonan city Scottsdale is the most active city, and Laredo, Texas is the least.

Check out the entire report here.

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