Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles
Outdoor adventures await in Arkansas for fitness enthusiasts who love spending time river rafting, climbing, and hiking. This southern central state is famous for its recreational activities with numerous parks, caves, and mountains that draw adventure seekers to its lands throughout the year. Arkansas builds a statewide wellness culture that includes mindfulness and rest, such as getaways to hot water springs, yoga retreats, and government programs.
Interesting things to know about Arkansas:
- Arkansas is nicknamed The Natural State because of the copious amounts of valleys, mountains, rivers, and more.
- The Ozark National Forest covers more than one million acres in northern Arkansas.
- Hot Springs, Arkansas, generates 47 hot springs and claims to relieve physical ailments.
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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