Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles
With beautiful long beaches, mountains and nature reserves, it’s no wonder that Californians love to get fit. In the Golden State, as much emphasis goes into mental health as well as having a healthy physical lifestyle: yoga retreats, wellness centers and healthy food restaurants go hand-in-hand with gyms and outdoor activities, making the state a unique destination for a healthy body & mind.
Interesting things to know about California:
- California has the fourth lowest obesity rate in the USA at 25.1%.
- Spinning originated in California!
- California has the highest number of fitness instructors of any state.
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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