Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles
Extensive plains, rolling hills, and broad rivers make up the Mississippi landscape that encourages staying fit and active. A smaller amount of gym facilities means that fitness enthusiasts utilize the plethora of natural landscapes to run, swim, bike, and kayak to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Agritourism is a significant feature of Mississippi’s industry, bringing to life a growing connection to nutrition and wellness.
Interesting things to know about Mississippi:
- The University of Mississippi is the only federally-funded research center investigating cannabis’s medical effects.
- Mississippi is home to the longest man-made beach in the world, stretching along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
- 63% of Mississippi is covered in forests, perfect for hiking through nature.
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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