WATCH: These Are the Greenest Cities for Fitness, According to Study
In case you didn't know, going green isn't just limited to recycling. In fact, being more environmentally friendly even includes thinking about how you exercise. From biking and running to walking, where we live plays a part in just how sustainable it can be to exercise for each of us.
A new study by Reebok shines a light on the most sustainable cities to exercise in the world by "considering the percentage of bicycle usage, the number of hiking & running trails, number of sunlight hours, the best gym equipment for low carbon emissions and more."
Check out the top 10 greenest cities for fitness below.
- Tokyo, Japan
- Sydney, Australia
- London, England
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Vancouver, Canada
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Tel Aviv, Israel
- Montreal, Canada
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Helsinki, Finland
Tokyo topped the list as the most eco-friendly city to workout. According to the study, the city's low crime rates and 1,500 running routes contributed to its ranking. The Japanese city was followed by Sydney and London in second and third place.
While it would be great to visit these green cities, it's also nice for cities and people all over the world to emulate just how these places have achieved eco-friendly exercise by promoting bike usage, increasing running routes, creating hiking trails, and keeping track of the pollution index.
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