St Albans has been named among the UK's best cities to live a healthy lifestyle.

The city ranks 15th on the list, with Edinburgh and London in first and second spots.


According to research conducted by insurance comparison site Compare The Market, St Albans ranks highly in "quality of green spaces and parks, Google search volume for gym memberships, the number of healthy restaurants, and the amount of outdoor activities available".

The study reads: "Keeping fit and healthy isn’t always easy – from staying motivated, to maintaining a balanced diet and exercising regularly, there’s a lot to stay on top of."

On the study's top result, Edinburgh, the research continues: "Edinburgh comes out on top, with 105 healthy restaurants.


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"Its residents also search online for gym memberships the most - 5,710 times per month in the last year alone to be exact. 

"When it comes to spending time outdoors, Edinburgh’s green spaces and parks earn a score of 82.20 out of 100 for quality, giving them a ‘very high’ rating.

"There are also 60 outdoor activities you can do in the Scottish capital to keep fit, including walking tours and white water rafting."