Raleigh Best City For Fit, Happy Men

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Jan 8, 2016

The News & Observer reports that the most recent issue of Men’s Health magazine lists Raleigh as the Number 1 city in America for men who are fit and happy.

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The magazine says it analyzed 32 data points to reach that result, noting Raleigh’s 100 miles of cycling, walking and running trails; its 30,000 square foot State Farmers market; and tech companies that offer employees flexible time off, healthy cafes, free counseling, and on-site medical and fitness facilities. (All of those things sound pretty good for women, too!)

Rounding out the top five best cities were San Jose, Calif.; Madison, Wis.; Anaheim, Calif.; and Burlington, Vermont. Charlotte made the top ten, coming in at number 8; Durham was number 21; and Greensboro was at 39.

The bottom of the list of 100, starting at the bottom, were: Detroit, Mich.; Charleston, W. Va.; Philadelphia; St. Louis, Mo., and Birmingham, Ala.

You can read the article at menshealth.com/health/best-and-worst-cities-for-men.