PHILADELPHIA, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia is fit. In fact,
it's one of the healthiest cities in the country, according to the April
edition of Cooking Light. The nation's largest food magazine chose
Philadelphia as the ninth healthiest U.S. city because it ranked highly in
the following categories: number of highly rated restaurants, farmers'
markets, city residents consuming five or more fruits and vegetables per
day, the good health of locals and its prime walkability. Cooking Light is
currently counting down the top 20 U.S. cities in honor of its 20th
anniversary and in a continuing effort to provide readers with accurate
news about nutrition and health.
With Philadelphia featured in Cooking Light, the city is on its way to
shedding its previous reputation as home to unhealthy urbanites and has
emerged as a city of fitness-conscious runners, bikers, bladers and rowers.
According to the magazine, "Philadelphia's historic past provides a
backdrop for a present that's healthful and happening."
Cooking Light highlights the healthiest spots of the Philadelphia
region, choosing Reading Terminal Market as best farmers' market, White Dog
Caf� as best socially conscious restaurant and Longwood Gardens as the best
place to seek serenity. Of course, the city's outdoor assets, including
Fairmount Park and the Schuylkill River, were also mentioned as best
outdoor excursions. Many of the activities and vendors featured in the
piece can be found on gophila.com/outdoors, the Greater Philadelphia
Tourism Marketing Corporation's (GPTMC) Web site for Boundless
Philadelphia(TM), promoting the region's great backyard.
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) makes
Philadelphia and The Countryside(TM) a premier destination through
marketing and image building that increases business and promotes the
region's vitality. For more information about travel to Philadelphia, visit
http;//www.gophila.com or call the Independence Visitor Center, located in
Independence National Historical Park, at (800) 537-7676.
SOURCE The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation