It Is Easier to Keep Your New Years Health Resolutions If You Live in One of These 20 Cities

It Is Easier to Keep Your New Years Health Resolutions If You Live in One of These 20 Cities
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The start of a new year ushers in a time to reflect on the year behind and plan for the year ahead. For many people, this means focusing on health. After the holiday season — one filled with baked goods and comfort food — it’s no surprise that losing weight and getting fit are two of the most common resolutions.

Unfortunately, people often have the hardest time sticking to health-related goals. Demanding work schedules, spending time with family and the costs associated with fitness routines are some of the biggest roadblocks. The convenience of gyms, private studios or local parks can also make or break these healthy habits. If it’s hard to get somewhere to work out, people do it less.

With this in mind, the analysts at FindTheHome and FindTheCompany created a Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index that uses the density of fitness centers, yoga studios and parks per 10,000 people and factors in how walkable a city is (denoted by WalkIQ). If data is unavailable for a certain metric, it is not listed. People in high-scoring cities should have the best chances of sticking to their health-related goals due to the various options and increased convenience. The top 20 highest-scoring cities make the list.

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#20. Berkeley, CA

Population: 115,688
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.5
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 3.9
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 2
Density of Parks per 10K People: 2.8
WalkIQ: 97

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#19. Miami Beach, FL

Population: 90,669
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.6
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 8.6
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 2.5
Density of Parks per 10K People: 3
WalkIQ: 97

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#18. Passaic, NJ

Population: 70,651
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.7
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 0.8
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 0
Density of Parks per 10K People: 0.4
WalkIQ: 98

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#17. Huntington Park, CA

Population: 58,787
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.7
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 0.5
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 0
Density of Parks per 10K People: 0.9
WalkIQ: 98

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#16. Hialeah, FL

Population: 232,311
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.7
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 2.1
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 0
Density of Parks per 10K People: 0.7
WalkIQ: 98

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#15. Jersey City, NJ

Population: 255,861
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.7
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 1.4
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 0.2
Density of Parks per 10K People: 1.1
WalkIQ: 98

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#14. Miami, FL

Population: 416,432
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.7
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 3.3
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 0.7
Density of Parks per 10K People: 2.6
WalkIQ: 98

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#13. Brookline, MA

Population: 59,016
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.7
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 3.2
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 1.2
Density of Parks per 10K People: 10.4
WalkIQ: 98

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#12. San Francisco, CA

Population: 829,072
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.7
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 3.9
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 1.3
Density of Parks per 10K People: 2.3
WalkIQ: 98

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#11. Aventura, FL

Population: 36,979
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.7
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 3.6
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 1.7
Density of Parks per 10K People: 6.3
WalkIQ: 98

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#10. Cambridge, MA

Population: 106,844
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.7
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 5.1
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 1.6
Density of Parks per 10K People:
WalkIQ: 98

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#9. Coral Gables, FL

Population: 49,319
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.7
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 9.1
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 2
Density of Parks per 10K People: 4.4
WalkIQ: 98

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#8. West New York, NJ

Population: 51,511
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.8
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 1.4
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 0
Density of Parks per 10K People: 1.6
WalkIQ: 99

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#7. Union City, NJ

Population: 68,001
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.8
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 0.1
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 0.1
Density of Parks per 10K People: 0.6
WalkIQ: 99

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#6. New York City, NY

Population: 8,354,889
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.8
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 1.9
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 0.4
Density of Parks per 10K People: 1.8
WalkIQ: 99

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#5. Urban Honolulu, HI

Population: 345,130
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.8
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 3.4
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 0.6
Density of Parks per 10K People: 3.1
WalkIQ: 99

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#4. Hoboken, NJ

Population: 51,979
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.8
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 5.8
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 1
Density of Parks per 10K People: 3.5
WalkIQ: 99

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#3. West Hollywood, CA

Population: 35,053
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.8
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 13.7
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 1.7
Density of Parks per 10K People: 0.6
WalkIQ: 99

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#2. Santa Monica, CA

Population: 91,619
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 83.9
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 10.4
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 4.3
Density of Parks per 10K People: 2.1
WalkIQ: 99

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#1. Beverly Hills, CA

Population: 34,536
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Index: 84
Density of Fitness Centers per 10K People: 15.1
Density of Yoga Studios per 10K People: 1.4
Density of Parks per 10K People: 2
WalkIQ: 100

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Posted on January 5, 2016 by Sabrina Perry

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