Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles
Known as the Heart of Dixie, Alabama is in the middle of the Deep South and inundated with landscapes perfect for fitness lifestyles. Dozens of national parks offer a unique backdrop for activities, from rock climbing and hiking to swimming and cycling through country-lands. The great outdoors create a space that invites mindfulness and mental wellbeing alongside outdoor fitness recreations.
Interesting things to know about Alabama:
- Alabama is home to the Cahaba River, one of the most scenic rivers in the U.S. to experience.
- The Talladega Mountain range is a focal point of recreational activity in the U.S.
- Alabama has 21 state parks to explore.
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.
The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.
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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