Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles
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.
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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