Sochi and Krasnodar turned out to be the most suitable cities for leading a healthy lifestyle in Russia, according to the conclusion made by the analysts of the Rabota.ru job search service in their research.
Experts interviewed more than 3.7 thousand users of the service over the age of 18 from different regions of the country and found out that the vast majority of Russians (87 per cent) consider it possible to lead a healthy lifestyle in their hometown, while 13 per cent of respondents said the opposite.
The respondents recognized Sochi as the healthiest city: according to 74 per cent, the climate contributes to the healthy lifestyle in this locality. Another 64 per cent noted good flora and rich nature, 64 per cent pointed to a large number of places for walking, jogging, and the presence of eco-paths.
Krasnodar took the second place in the ranking of the healthiest cities of Russia. Respondents highlighted the favorable climate of the city (72 per cent), places for hiking, jogging and tourism (60 per cent), as well as the opportunity to eat healthy food and high quality local products (54 per cent).
Kaliningrad took the third place and was chosen by every third surveyed user of the service (33 per cent). In this city, Russians noted the richness and diversity of nature (73 per cent), widely accessible places for walking, jogging and tourism (68 per cent) and the mild climate of the region (64 per cent).
The top five also included St. Petersburg and Moscow (28 and 24 per cent, respectively). Respondents chose St. Petersburg for numerous places for walking, accessible places for sports and nature. In the country’s capital, Russians have also praised many sports grounds, accessible places for jogging and suitable conditions for eating healthy food.
The top ten healthy cities of Russia also included Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Vladivostok, Rostov-on-Don, and Yekaterinburg. Besides, 22 per cent of respondents who chose the “Other” option, most often mentioned the cities of the Republic of Crimea.