The best and worst cities for an active lifestyle

If you feel like life has sometimes conspired against you when you try to be more active, you might be on to something. A new study suggests that some cities are much better than others at creating the best environment for a healthy lifestyle.

Of the 100 largest U.S. cities analyzed by WalletHub, Honolulu ranked first in the list of places that make it easy for people to adopt an active lifestyle, based on factors such as gym costs, bike paths, sidewalks, parks and the number of physically active residents. San Francisco took second place, followed by New York, Chicago and Las Vegas.

At the very bottom of the list was Fort Wayne, Indiana; Garland, Texas; and North Las Vegas.

An affordable gym membership was not the deciding factor

The top ranked cities did not earn their spots based on affordable monthly gym fees. New York and San Francisco were in a three-way tie with Washington, DC, for the most expensive gyms – with costs 7 times higher than the most affordable city for fitness club memberships, Glendale, Arizona.

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