The 10 most unsanitary cities revealed
HEALTH and fitness have become a priority for many over the past 18 months as Britons have switched to online workouts to pass the time during lockdowns.
Now that life is back to normal, you might be thinking about hitting the gym – but that might find it difficult if you live in one of the UK’s most unsanitary towns.
New data from Origym has revealed which areas are leading the way in health and fitness.
The experts took each area and analyzed the number of gyms in each location, as well as the number of swimming pools, tennis clubs, athletics clubs, and cycling clubs.
They also looked at the number of people looking for home workouts in each area and the number of restaurants that received a “healthy eating” rating on TripAdvisor.
The highest score was measured out of 483, and experts found Bangor in Wales to be the most unfit city in the country.
Overall, the zone only scored 25/483.
Experts said: “In the whole city, there are only 20 gyms, two swimming pools, a tennis court and only two healthy restaurants, which means that maintaining a healthy lifestyle may be limited.
“Bangor is closely followed by Newry and Hereford in second and third place with 40 and 71 points respectively.”
Ely, Inverness and Derry follow, followed by Salisbury, Perth, Lichfield and Carlisle.
The ten healthiest cities in the UK
While the map above shows the ten most unhealthy cities, you could live in one of the healthiest cities.
- Newcastle upon Tyne
While experts have found these to be the unhealthiest cities, that might not paint the full picture, as metrics like the number of weight loss clubs, such as Weight Watchers, a region, no. ‘were not included in the study.
Other metrics like walking and running routes weren’t included, meaning many people’s cardio sessions wouldn’t be counted.
Experts also looked at the UK’s fittest cities and it’s no surprise that these are three of the biggest cities in the country – more space means more room for gyms and clubs. fitness studios.
Birmingham came out on top with an impressive score of 457.
As the UK’s second largest city, experts have found Birmingham has 182 gyms, 89 swimming pools, 79 tennis courts and 83 cycling clubs.
Leeds comes in second with an overall score of 453. Yorkshire has 137 gymnasiums, 71 swimming pools, 71 tennis courts and 68 athletics clubs.
Manchester is next, while having fewer gyms and swimming pools, it has 59 healthy restaurants and the third-highest number of athletics clubs.
Honor home training
During the coronavirus pandemic, many of us got used to pushing the sofa to one side and digging through Joe Wick’s vast online catalog of workouts.
While gyms have reopened, some people may still feel a little uncomfortable working out at the gym and re-entering society.
After all, we’ve been sweating in the comfort of our own homes for almost 18 months.
If you’re into home workouts, chances are you live in Birmingham, Glasgow, or the City of London, as people in those cities were the most likely to search for workouts online.
While some of us chose to work out at home during the pandemic, others decided to go out on our bikes.
When it comes to the most cyclist friendly area, the City of London, Birmingham and Westminster all ranked first for areas with the most cycling clubs.
Each area has 83 cycling clubs.