Men’s Health Ranks Sioux Falls One of America’s Strongest Cities
The concept of force can be defined in different ways by a large number of different people.
At its most basic level, it’s about lifting the heaviest weight, but there’s so much more to strength than having muscles and knowing how to use them.
When Men’s health sought to identify the strongest cities in America, they looked far beyond just the physical aspects and, using data from 500 Cities Project, American Fitness Index, Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , US Census Bureau, World Well Being project and city, state, and county records, they ranked America’s 100 largest cities based on the strength of each in body, mind, heart and community.
And when they combined the sense of well-being of a community, levels of sleep, physical activity, access to exercise, social connections and the high rate of registered voters, Sioux Falls is become one of the strongest cities in America.
THE STRONGEST CITIES IN AMERICA (Men’s health)
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Anchorage, Alaska
- Washington DC
- Burlington, Vermont
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Denver, Colorado
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Lincoln, Nebraska
- Raliegh, North Carolina
- Bridgeport, Connecticut
Men’s health said the largest city in South Dakota was “well connected to community organizations” and cited more than 770 volunteer opportunities available through the Helpline Center.
They were also impressed that Feeding South Dakota had seen increased engagement since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As for the weak out there, despite all the bragging over the years about “ everything is bigger in Texas, ” it apparently doesn’t translate into strength, as a trio of cities (Laredo, El Paso, Corpus Christi ) of the solitary. Star State is in the bottom ten.
LOWEST CITIES IN AMERICA (Men’s health)
- Detroit, Michigan
- Bakersfield, California
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Laredo, Texas
- Fresno, California
- El Paso, Texas
- Corpus Christi, Texas
- Charleston, West Virginia
- Stockton, California
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana