A new ranking by the Real Age website lists Minneapolis-St. Paul as No. 4 on its “Best Cities For Staying Young” list.
The site said it factored two dozen items when making the list, including lifestyle choices, stress, sleep, diet and exercise.
“When residents take good care of themselves, they tend to have lower rates for high cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes,” the site said.
Says the site about MSP’s 4th place ranking:
Denizens of this vibrant Midwestern metropolis know how to take care of themselves, and that makes it one of the best places to stay young. Minneapolis-St. Paul is best when it comes to eating whole grains, which helps residents have the best blood pressure, too. It’s also second best for low stress, and third best for adequate sleep and vitamin D.
San Francisco was first:
Bay Area residents rank first for gobbling fruits and veggies, and second for eating whole grains — no surprise, since the region gave birth to the local-food movement. They’re also best in the nation for not smoking and second best for exercise.