Philadelphia Among Top 10 Healthiest Cities In U.S.

Cooking Light Magazine Features The Best Of Philadelphia In Its April


Apr 12, 2007, 01:00 ET from The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation

    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, 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;// or call the Independence Visitor Center, located in
 Independence National Historical Park, at (800) 537-7676.

SOURCE The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation