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Atlanta Is One Of The Most Healthy Cities In The US, Report Finds

Atlanta was named the second most healthiest city in the nation, according to MINDBODY’s 2020 Wellness Index.
Atlanta was named the second most healthiest city in the nation, according to MINDBODY’s 2020 Wellness Index.
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If your New Year’s resolution is to make wellness a priority, then Atlanta is the place to be.

The metro area was named the second most healthy city in the nation, according to MINDBODY’s 2020 Wellness Index

MINDBODY, a software company, defined wellness as being multifaceted and including emotional, physical, environmental, intellectual, spiritual, social, and occupational elements in the index.

Atlanta is one of the leading cities for wellness because it had the “highest percentage of residents who frequent wellness businesses.”

It also brought in the most revenue per capita generated by wellness businesses, according to MINDBODY’s research. Locals spend on average of $51 a month on beauty and grooming services.

In terms of social wellness, people living in Atlanta retain more close relationships with family and friends than the national average, MINDBODY finds.

Miami, Florida, came in first because at least once a week 80% of locals exercise, 31% receive salon and spa services, and 69% indulge in “integrative health services,” like getting a massage once a year.

More than 20,000 adults from 50 of the most populous cities in the U.S. were asked questions for the report.

The online survey was conducted from Sept. 13 to Oct. 20, 2019, and included people 18 to 65 years old.