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Cambridge named second healthiest city in the UK, beating Oxford




Cambridge has been named as the second healthiest city in the UK, in a survey of more than 38,000 people.

It beat Oxford into third, but came behind Chichester in the study by Babylon Health, which assessed diet, smoking and exercise.

Cambridge residents drink an average of five units of alcohol per week, drink three times per week and eat three portions of fruit and veg a day.

Only 16 per cent of the adult population of Cambridge smokes, averaging four cigarettes per day and 58 per cent of people who once smoked have now quit.

The survey found people in Cambridge do 117 minutes of moderate exercise per week, 38 minutes of intense exercise per week and resistance exercise once per week.

Babylon Health collected data from 38,800 users of its Healthcheck app across nine metrics, and gave each location a score out of 100.

The UK cities with the unhealthiest lifestyle were Sunderland in Tyne and Wear (42.1 points), Hull in Yorkshire (43 points) and Stirling in Scotland (43.2 points), although interestingly, Cambridge people drunk slightly more alcohol on average each week than those in Sunderland (4.4 units) or Hull (4.2 units).


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