Rochester Ahead of the Curve for Men's, Women's Health

Rochester ranks toward the top of two new rankings of health and fitness.

Rochester ranks 23rd out of 100 major cities of conditions for men by "Men's Health" magazine.  A "Women's Health" magazine article puts Rochester in 27th for health and fitness.

The magazines looked at 38 factors, such as air quality, cancer rates and the number of gym memberships. The focus was cities, not metropolitan areas.

The best place for women was Salt Lake City, Utah, and the best place for men was Madison, Wisconsin. Ranking at the bottom of the men's list was Charleston, West Virginia, while Bakersfield, California, is no good for women.

Rochester beat the only other city in Upstate New York to make the ranking - Buffalo, which was listed as 49th by "Men's Health" and 53rd for "Women's Health."

Click here for more the Men's Health ranking or here for more on the Women's Health ranking.

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