Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles
Renowned for its white-sand beaches and hot weather, Florida is a fitness playground for those who like to stay toned for a year-long beach season. Pristine coasts and thrilling outdoor recreations combine with beachside gyms and an organic food culture, making the state perfect for active lifestyles. Florida also contains several yoga studios and retreats that invite mindfulness practices.
Interesting things to know about Florida:
- There are almost 10,000 fitness and recreational sports centers in Florida.
- Florida has the most golf courses of any state.
- The Sunshine State has an average of 237 days of sunshine a year.
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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