Nebraska’s
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

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.
21 %

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.

22 %

The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.

31 %

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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Lexington, Nebraska
Lexington
Fit Score: 77.85

Lexington, NE

Population 10,121
Exercise Opportunities 840
Physical Inactivity 270
Access to Healthy Food 120
Obesity 330
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.52
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 10

2
South Sioux City, Nebraska
South Sioux.
Fit Score: 77.66

South Sioux City, NE

Population 12,838
Exercise Opportunities 880
Physical Inactivity 290
Access to Healthy Food 80
Obesity 380
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.12
Smoking 190
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 10

3
Grand Island, Nebraska
Grand Islan.
Fit Score: 77.2

Grand Island, NE

Population 51,478
Exercise Opportunities 890
Physical Inactivity 260
Access to Healthy Food 110
Obesity 330
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.77
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.1
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 10

4
North Platte, Nebraska
North Platt.
Fit Score: 76.06

North Platte, NE

Population 23,814
Exercise Opportunities 860
Physical Inactivity 260
Access to Healthy Food 70
Obesity 340
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.28
Smoking 180
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.2
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 10

5
Gering, Nebraska
Gering
Fit Score: 75.85

Gering, NE

Population 8,225
Exercise Opportunities 690
Physical Inactivity 240
Access to Healthy Food 20
Obesity 340
Air pollution (PM2.5) 1.75
Smoking 190
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.7
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 11