» RELATED: Atlanta named one of the best cities for an active lifestyle in 2018
Researchers calculated the active lifestyle score by using a city’s weighted average among all metrics. The active lifestyle score was then used to rank the cities in order from best to worst. Only the city proper, not the metro area, was used in calculating the samples.
So how did Atlanta fare?
The city ranks No. 20 for the best city to live in if you want to get moving. That’s down from No. 12 in 2018.
The Peach City’s Sports and Outdoors rank was also No. 20, while its Budget and Participation score placed it at no. 7 in that category.
The best city to live an active lifestyle is Honolulu, followed by Chicago and San Francisco. The city deemed the worst is Albuquerque, N.M.
Even if a certain city doesn't have many basketball hoops or swimming pools available, a 2019 study by Purdue University and GoBankingRates.com suggests that getting at least 56 minutes of vigorous exercise each week can lead to an 86% decrease in the risk of being mobility-disabled.