Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles
Fitness and wellbeing gurus flock to Hawaii as a state that embraces healthy choices. Hawaii’s low-stress island lifestyle supports one of the lowest rates of anxiety in the United States. Water activities abound in this tropical island state, where inhabitants slow down to enjoy natural wonders. Organic foods are some of the only consumed products, adding further to its health culture.
Interesting things to know about Hawaii:
- Hawaii has one of the lowest obesity rates in the United States at 23.6%.
- Hawaii’s temperate environment aids in growing healthy veggies year round.
- Many Hawaiians practice environmental stewardship, building a healthy culture through nature practices.
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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