Mindbody has released its Top 10 list of Healthiest Cities in America as part of its 2021 Mindbody Wellness Index.
The Mindbody Wellness Index looks at American wellness across seven dimensions: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, social and occupational. The study evaluated the 50 largest cities in the U.S. by population and ranked them from healthiest to least. To do this, the survey studied workout habits, self-care routines, connection to community, spirituality, stress levels and wellness spend, among other wellness behaviors and attitudes of the population.
"Even in a pandemic environment, we found several cities in the top 10 hailing from states that had or continue to have some of the nation's most severe restrictions on business activity," said Josh McCarter, CEO of Mindbody. "The Mindbody Wellness Index validates the assumptions we had going into this research study and that is that Americans are highly invested in their health and wellness routines across a variety of dimensions. They're cognizant of the positive impact that wellness plays in their lives and many stayed close to their wellness routines by engaging in virtual workouts either through our Virtual Wellness Platform or other means. The study reassures our belief that once the pandemic is behind us, we are poised to see a resurgence of consumer demand for wellness services."
2021 Top 10 Healthiest Cities in America:
- Miami, FL
- Atlanta, GA
- San Francisco, CA
- New York, NY
- Washington D.C.
- San Jose, CA
- Los Angeles, CA
- San Diego, CA
- Houston, TX
- Seattle, WA
The Mindbody Wellness Index also identified five wellness trends predictions for the New Year: touchless spa services, staying power of virtual fitness, micro or snackable workouts, above-the-mask beauty services and overcoming fitness fears.