Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles
Known as The Last Frontier, Alaska beckons those seeking health and wellness through comforting isolation. Icy glaciers, frosted tundras, and mountain ranges make up the Alaskan landscape and create a hotbed for recreational activities. Hunting, sledding, and skiing are only a few ways that Alaska encourages active lifestyles. Due to long periods of freezing weather, Alaskans build healthy relationships with food to ensure nutrition through a hunter-gatherer mindset.
Interesting things to know about Alaska:
- Alaska has around 34,000 miles of coastline, more than the rest of the U.S. combined.
- The state sport of Alaska is dog mushing.
- 17 of the United States’s highest mountain peaks reside in Alaska.
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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Chena Ridge, AK
Steele Creek, AK
Farmers Loop, AK
Meadow Lakes, AK
How Did We Determine the Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles?
We compiled our list of Best Cities for for Fit Lifestyle by looking at 11 key metrics backed by scientific research. Keep reading to find out which metrics we chose and how they affect slumber.