Idaho’s
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

Idaho may be known best for its potatoes, but its untouched wilderness areas and nature reserves make it a hotspot for active lifestyles. Idaho has over 4 million acres of recreational land, from lakes and rivers to soaring mountains and valleys. It cultivates healthy lifestyles through the sheer number of outdoor recreations, fitness establishments, and mindfulness retreats available. The Idaho Fitness Festival welcomes fitness lovers across the U.S. to become healthier as a connected community. 

Interesting things to know about Idaho: 

  • Hells Canyon in Idaho is the deepest river gorge in North America at almost 8,000 feet deep.
  • Idaho is a major producer of lentils and known as the Lentil Capital of the World.
  • St. Joe River is the world’s highest navigable river and has some of the best spots for outdoor recreation. 
17 %

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.

14 %

The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.

28 %

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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1
Weiser, Idaho
Weiser
Fit Score: 84.4

Weiser, ID

Population 5,381
Exercise Opportunities 740
Physical Inactivity 0
Access to Healthy Food 100
Obesity 320
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.63
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 13
Poor Physical Health Days 4.3
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 130
Frequent Mental Distress 13

2
Payette, Idaho
Payette
Fit Score: 79.7

Payette, ID

Population 7,527
Exercise Opportunities 670
Physical Inactivity 210
Access to Healthy Food 100
Obesity 320
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.22
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4.1
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 12

3
Ammon, Idaho
Ammon
Fit Score: 79.67

Ammon, ID

Population 16,475
Exercise Opportunities 790
Physical Inactivity 240
Access to Healthy Food 70
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.73
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 160
Frequent Mental Distress 12

4
Fruitland, Idaho
Fruitland
Fit Score: 79.55

Fruitland, ID

Population 5,388
Exercise Opportunities 670
Physical Inactivity 210
Access to Healthy Food 100
Obesity 320
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.22
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4.1
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 12

5
Rupert, Idaho
Rupert
Fit Score: 79.31

Rupert, ID

Population 5,769
Exercise Opportunities 650
Physical Inactivity 220
Access to Healthy Food 80
Obesity 320
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.59
Smoking