Michigan’s 50
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

Bordering four of five Great Lakes, Michigan is a state abundant in wilderness and water recreations. As a top travel destination for outdoor adventure, Michigan encourages active lifestyle choices from its beaches, endless outdoor trails, national parks, and gardens. Gym culture is becoming more prevalent across Michigan’s larger cities as locations open up to aid in energetic fitness routines. Michigan’s primary industry is agriculture, building an environment for organic food choices and farmer’s markets that make healthy living easy.  

Interesting things to know about Michigan: 

  • Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline in the world. 
  • Traverse City is the tart cherry capital of the world, a fruit beneficial for weight loss. 
  • Michigan is the only state to touch so many of the Great Lakes.
21 %

The percentage of adults who report excessive drinking. Heavy drinking is linked to higher blood pressure, poorer liver function, increased stroke risk and larger waistlines.

22 %

The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.

32 %

The percentage of adults who report a BMI — or body mass index — above 30%. Higher BMI may be an indicator of greater risk to physical health.

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1
Oakland, Michigan
Oakland
Fit Score: 79.26

Oakland, MI

Population 19,307
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 180
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 250
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.89
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 200
Frequent Mental Distress 11

2
Huntington Woods, Michigan
Huntington .
Fit Score: 78.76

Huntington Woods, MI

Population 6,312
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 180
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 250
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.89
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 200
Frequent Mental Distress 11

3
Bloomfield, Michigan
Bloomfield
Fit Score: 78.65

Bloomfield, MI

Population 42,178
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 180
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 250
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.89
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 200
Frequent Mental Distress 11

4
Denton, Michigan
Denton
Fit Score: 78.57

Denton, MI

Population 5,398
Exercise Opportunities 990
Physical Inactivity 280
Access to Healthy Food 110
Obesity 350
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.7
Smoking 200
Frequent Physical Distress 13
Poor Physical Health Days 4.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 160
Frequent Mental Distress 13

5
Birmingham, Michigan
Birmingham
Fit Score: 78.33

Birmingham, MI

Population 21,322
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 180
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 250
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.89
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 200
Frequent Mental Distress 11

6
Beverly Hills, Michigan
Beverly Hil.
Fit Score: 78.23

Beverly Hills, MI

Population 10,410
Exercise Opportunities 940