How does your city rank on the sweatiest cities list?
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With the summer heat on the way, will you be ready to beat the heat?
Sweating in public is a concern for nearly half of all Americans and where you live could be a factor in the amount that you sweat.
The marketers of Honeywell Fans have teamed up with Dr. Ted Myatt, ScD, for a second year to identify "America's Sweatiest Cities." Dr. Myatt, ScD, an environmental health scientist, has pinpointed locations across America where hot and sticky converge to create a significant sweat factor.
This year, North Carolina sweeps the top two spots with Charlotte (No. 1) and Raleigh (No. 2) and St. Louis, Mo., taking the No. 3 spot.
"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.
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