Sheffield named 20th unhealthiest place in Britain

Sheffield has been named as the 20th unhealthiest place in Britain, according to a new survey

Thursday, 24th November 2016, 10:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 09:27 am
Sheffield is the 20th unhealthiest place in Britain.

The town was ranked 20th in the survey which shows the 31 worst places to stay or live if you want to keep fit and healthy.

Surveyors took into the account the number of gyms, branches of fast food chain McDonald's and other factors such as the number of swimming pools and public parks when drawing up the results.

However, the figures for Sheffield may give an incorrect picture as the results state there are is only one branch of the burger giant in the city - when there are in fact several more.

Sheffield was ranked 20th with the results revealing that the town has six gyms, one branch of McDonald's, eight swimming pools, 22 sports clubs, six parks and 13 cycle routes.

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That was enough to put it ahead of Leicester, Belfast, Hull and Edinburgh in the poll, which was topped by Dudley in the West Midlands.

Charting the locations with the fewest gyms and fitness destinations and the most fast food per each 100,000 residents, the new map from ranked Rotherham 7th and Doncaster 11th.

Worst place in Yorkshire was Wakefield, which finished third in the survey.

The full survey results are available HERE