How Does Shreveport Rank Nationally When it Comes to Being Healthy?
There's no doubt about it, we love eating in Shreveport-Bossier City. After all, folks come from around the world to experience our food and culture. However, our Louisiana lifestyle isn't always the healthiest. One would think that having plenty of access to health care with a hospital or quick care on every corner would balance things out, but sadly, that isn't the case.
According to Wallethub.com, Shreveport is the 7th least healthy city in America for 2022.
You read that correctly, Shreveport ranks 176th out of the 182 cities that Wallethub.com studied. Don't feel too bad though. Shreveport was named the 4th least healthy city in the country in 2021, so we're doing better than we were. We're not alone when it comes to our unhealthy ways here in the bayou state. Baton Rouge ranked 154th and New Orleans came in 103rd nationally. While New Orleans seems a lot healthier than Shreveport by the numbers, WalletHub.com says NOLA has the highest percentage of adults who don't enough fruits and vegetables per day.
WalletHub.com compiled its data using 43 different metrics. So how did Shreveport stack up? Not well! We're 148th in the country when it comes to health care, 178th for food, 173rd for fitness, and 156th for green spaces.
What can we do to improve our ranking? Clearly, we need to get outside and move more and push back from the table a little sooner than we have been. Obviously, access to quality healthcare for all income levels is an area of concern for Shreveport as well. How do you think we can improve in the rankings?