Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles
More than just farm and ranch land, Nebraska is an outdoor lover’s top destination and a great state to energize a fitness routine. Nebraska has distinct landscapes of rolling hills and treeless prairies that make sports effortless. Abundant national parks, historic trails, and rivers add variety to the rolling plains and invite active individuals to use stunning natural environments for their healthy lifestyles. Hiking, biking, swimming, and tanking (the state’s unique activity) are a few ways residents and tourists find a pension for health and wellness.
Interesting things to know about Nebraska:
- The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, is the largest indoor rainforest in the United States.
- Hikers can walk a half mile on the original Oregon Trail at Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, Nebraska.
- Nebraska has more underground water reserves than any other state in the country.
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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South Sioux City, NE
Grand Island, NE
North Platte, NE
La Vista, NE
Offutt AFB, NE
Nebraska City, NE
How Did We Determine the Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles?
We compiled our list of Best Cities for for Fit Lifestyle by looking at 11 key metrics backed by scientific research. Keep reading to find out which metrics we chose and how they affect slumber.