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Cincinnati ranked #4 as best for active lifestyles

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Getting healthier into the New Year has been on the minds of many people all over the country as resolutions are made. However, the likelihood that you change your lifestyle is highly dependent on the environment that surrounds you. 

Those living in Cincinnati are in luck. 

Cincinnati ranked as the fourth best city for living an active lifestyle, according to WalletHub.

Analysts reportedly compared the 100 most populated cities based on 24 key metrics to identify those that help their residents stick to their health goals. The average monthly fitness club fee and the number of sports clubs per capital were contributing factors in making the list. 

Cincinnati tied for first place in the highest number of public golf courses per capita category and came in second for the highest number of park playgrounds per capita. 

According to the list, analysts compared the 100 most populated U.S. cities across two key dimensions, “Budget & Participation” and “Sports Facilities & Outdoor Environment.”

Top 5 cities:

1. Scottsdale, AZ

2. Orlando, FL

3. Tampa, FL

4. Cincinnati, OH

5. Pittsburg, PA

Bottom 5 cities: 

95. Memphis, TN

96. North Las Vegas, NV

97. New York, NY

98. Jersey City, NJ

99. Irving, TX

100. Laredo, TX

"When looking at decreasing obesity in adults and children, communities that encourage healthy lifestyles are one part of facilitating active lifestyles," stated University of Dayton's Assistant Professor of Health and Sport Sciences Diana Castellanos. "Every community is different and each needs to assess its environment and determine what needs to be changed and how."

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