Missouri’s 50
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

Missouri may be well known for its mouthwatering barbecue, but the Missouri River, Ozarks, and Mark Twain National Forest makes this state a fit for fitness-enthusiasts. Missouri places a strong importance on wilderness and builds a culture where individuals respect the land even while finding adventure. Missouri is home to several professional sports teams on the NFL, MLB, and NHL rosters, which creates a thriving fitness environment present across the state.

Interesting things to know about Missouri: 

  • Missouri was the host of the 1904 Summer Olympic Games, the first Olympic Games in the United States.
  • Missouri has more than 6,000 cave systems. 
  • One of Missouri’s main products is soybeans, the key ingredient to make the healthy snack edamame.
19 %

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.

25 %

The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.

32 %

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
Ladue, Missouri
Ladue
Fit Score: 80.26

Ladue, MO

Population 8,635
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 220
Access to Healthy Food 60
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 4.24
Smoking 180
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.6
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 200
Frequent Mental Distress 11

2
Town And Country, Missouri
Town And Co.
Fit Score: 78.82

Town And Country, MO

Population 11,140
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 220
Access to Healthy Food 60
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 4.24
Smoking 180
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.6
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 200
Frequent Mental Distress 11

3
Branson, Missouri
Branson
Fit Score: 77.64

Branson, MO

Population 11,567
Exercise Opportunities 680
Physical Inactivity 290
Access to Healthy Food 10
Obesity 340
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.43
Smoking 190
Frequent Physical Distress 13
Poor Physical Health Days 4.4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 13

4
Glendale, Missouri
Glendale
Fit Score: 77.58

Glendale, MO

Population 5,878
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 220
Access to Healthy Food 60
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 4.24
Smoking 180
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.6
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 200
Frequent Mental Distress 11

5
Wildwood, Missouri
Wildwood
Fit Score: 77.54

Wildwood, MO

Population 35,517
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 220
Access to Healthy Food 60
Obesity 290