The city of Charlotte has officially been ranked as America’s sweatiest city by scientists at the University of Rhode Island.
The study was funded by Honeywell Fans and used the latest atmospheric data to determine hotspots across the country. They also compared every large city to its proximity to bodies of water, the amount of athletics in a region, and other sweat generating factors.
“Using updated criteria as well as data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, we looked at a range of environmental factors to pinpoint ‘hot spots’ across the country,” said Dr. Ted Myatt, ScD. “The study factored in the average summer temperatures of each city and proximity to large bodies of water. Fitness and recreational sports facilities, as well as sports teams per capita were also considered for the rankings, knowing that more frequent exercise and crowded sporting events lead to a city’s overall sweatiness.”
So where are the sweatiest places to live? Based on their expert ranking, below is a list of the top ten sweatiest U.S. cities:
1. Charlotte, N.C.
2. Raleigh, N.C.
3. St. Louis, Mo.
4. Austin, Texas
5. Richmond, Va.
6. Miami, Fla.
7. Minneapolis, Minn.
8. Orlando, Fla.
9. Tampa, Fla.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
Sweaty or not, Charlotte is still one of the best cities to live in in the world!