4. Laredo, TX
Amador Flores Jr, OD
This is certainly not a distinction any city wants, especially the city I was born and raised in. I believe the low ranking is multifactorial. Laredo, TX, is a very traditional city with deeply rooted Mexican culture which brings along Mexican cuisine, which is not all that healthy.
Laredo is also a predominantly Hispanic city with diabetes in our DNA. Another common complaint among locals is the lack of recreational space and activities in the area, which of course may contribute to a more sedentary lifestyle.
In more recent years, recreation is one area where improvement has been made and continues to change with the addition of recreational parks and indoor recreational centers.
So, maybe in the near future Laredo will move up in the rankings!