Illadelphia — Men’s Health Mag rates us worst US city for men (and women)

Posted: December 21, 2010 in Eating/Drinking, Health

And the accolades just keep coming…Men’s Health Magazine has ranked Philly dead last in the “healthiest American cities” category.  (But a quick look at the web story’s comments section reveals just how bogus the readers consider their “research”.)  Women’s Health Magazine appears to concur with the results (though I suspect they used the same “research” techniques).

There are a lot of these sorts of surveys knocking around.  The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ranks Philly (including Camden and Wilmington no less) 80th out of 162 metropolitan areas in physical health.  Which isn’t great, but not as bad as the current Men’s Health opinion.

Travel and Leisure magazine also ranks us quite low in the Athletic/Active category.

I’m not sure this walkable, bikeable city is really any more unhealthy than your average rust-belt metropolis.  I think maybe we’re just different…Perhaps we could begin to change our fate by first updating our food pyramid…



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